FUEL: The High-Fat Diet of an Ultra Runner

Through years of training as an ultra runner, Timothy Olson has taught his body to become "fat-adapted," using fat from animals and plants to fuel him through feats that seems superhuman.

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Jun 3 2015, 12:00pm

Running continuously for over 100 miles in mountain terrain takes a different kind of athlete—and a different kind of diet. Through years of training as an ultra runner, Timothy Olson has taught his body to become "fat-adapted," using fat from animals and plants to fuel him through feats that seems superhuman. In this episode of FUEL, we examine how Timothy's food regimen benefits his performance.

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