"McRunner" To Eat McDonald's While Training For Marathon
McRunner, or Joe DAmico from Illinois, plans to run the Los Angeles marathon after a month-long McDonalds fast food diet.
Joe DAmico, 36, will spend one month eating all three of his daily meals at McDonalds. He plans to then beat his personal best time of two hours and 36 minutes at the March 20 race.
"My wife told me I was crazy," said D'Amico. "But I love McDonald's and I love running, and this was a great way to combine the two."
According to DAmico, running will prevent him from having an experience similar to Morgan Spurlock, the star of Supersize Me who gained 24 pounds and had multiple health problems while spending a month eating at McDonalds for the film.
"I can do it because I'm running 100 miles a week," he said. "I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong or make any kind of political statement. But I've been eating McDonald's since I was a kid. In a way I've been practicing for this my whole life."
DAmico says that while he isnt officially sponsored by McDonalds, he is raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
McRunners progress can be followed at McRunner.com.