Dr. Trent Stellingwerff: A Blueprint for Fueling the Marathon

Mark Kennedy
Founder of None to Run
January 24, 2023


fueling the marathon


If you've ever run or are considering running a marathon, this podcast is a "must-listen".

Today we chat with Dr. Trent Stellingwerff.

Trent is the Innovation and Research Lead at the Canadian Sport Institute - Pacific in my hometown of Victoria, British Columbia.

Married to Canadian Olympic 1500 meter runner, Hilary Stellingwerff, Trent is a former track and field athlete at Cornell University where he ran middle distance races.

He's worked with numerous Olympic track and field athletes and elite rowers. Before his position with the Canadian Sport Institute, Trent worked in Switzerland as an exercise physiologist with the Nestle (Powerbar) Research Centre.

I hope you enjoy our chat and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.




In this podcast you will learn:

  • Why marathon fueling doesn't get the attention it deserves.
  • What distance do runners need to pay attention to fueling.
  • The specific ingredients runners should be looking for in their mid-race fuel to optimize their performance.
  • How hydration fits into the fueling equation.
  • How many times a runner should aim to practice his/her fueling before their target race.
  • Tips to practice your fueling like the pros.
  • The rule of 15 for marathon fueling.
  • How to train you body to better utilize fat as energy and boost your confidence during those last few miles of a marathon.
  • Different hypotheses as to why Kenyan and Ethiopian marathon runners dominate the marathon distance.

Links and resources mentioned in this podcast:

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