What's On a Pro Triathlete's Grocery List?

2010 Ironman World Champ Chris McCormack

Want to eat like the pros? Inside Triathlon got a sneak peak into the refrigerators of some of the sport's top athletes. Here are their top 10 must-have items.

World Champ Chris "Macca" McCormack

  1. Chilies. I absolutely live on chilies—cannot eat enough of them—the hotter the better.
  2. Chocolate. I must admit I am addicted to this stuff, but Cadbury chocolate only.
  3. Mineral water. I have to drink water with bubbles.
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Eggs
  6. Cheese. I like all soft cheeses and blue cheese, not American cheese.
  7. Grapes
  8. Onions
  9. Fresh orange juice
  10. Soy milk. I don't drink this to be trendy, and I am not lactose intolerant. I am just not a big fan of dairy foods and actually prefer soy.

More: How to Create Your Ironman Nutrition Plan

What's Macca's favorite?

"Chocolate, and I cannot live without chilies. I just live for the burn. It's like a mini-competition with myself. Just how much can I eat and how hot can I go? I hunt for the world's hottest chilies."

Olympian Sarah Haskins

  1. Plain or vanilla yogurt. I love it as a snack or dessert when sweetened with honey and granola.
  2. Natural peanut butter. I eat it every day mixed into my oatmeal.
  3. Avocados. I mix them with salsa for a great veggie dip.
  4. Newman's Light Honey Mustard.
  5. Organic milk
  6. Apples. They are one of my favorite snacks and I eat them with natural peanut butter.
  7. Pure Bars
  8. First Endurance liquid gel shots, vanilla flavor. They are essential for my long rides.
  9. Liquid egg whites. These are perfect for omelets on a Sunday morning after a long run.
  10. Green or red peppers

More: Plan Your Race-Day Nutrition Strategy

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