While picking up my Mumbai marathon race number a few years ago, I met a couple from Sweden and the wife told me that she has stood on the sidelines of the Stockholm Marathon for the last ten years, handing out refreshments.
And the refreshment of choice for Swedish runners? Salted cucumber.
Genius, I thought.It begs the questions, just how different are race refreshments around the world?
In Paris, I’ve been given bananas and oranges, in England it’s all about sports drinks, while Mumbai was sweets and biscuits, as was Lake Garda (sadly, as I was hoping for some genius pasta variant).
Have you eaten anything unusual during a race? Which country do you think provides the best enroute refreshments?