Usain Bolt Ate 100 Chicken McNuggets a Day in Beijing and Somehow Won Three Gold Medals

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Michael Phelps might have singlehandedly upped pasta makers’ 2008 Q3 sales by carbo-loading on 12,000 calories a day prior to the Beijing Olympics, but Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt had a different dietary secret to success: Chicken McNuggets. Lots and lots of Chicken McNuggets.

In the ten days Bolt spent in Beijing, he downed approximately 1,000 nuggets, averaging 100 a day. At 940 calories per 20-piece box, that means that Usain ate about 4,700 calories worth of Chicken McNuggets a day and 47,000 calories over the course of his stay in China. (And that’s without Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce, which, let’s face it, only a fool would pass up.)

“At first, I ate a box of 20 for lunch, then another for dinner,” Usain writes in his soon-to-be released autobiography Faster than Lightning.“The next day I had two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and then another couple in the…

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