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Meet Joe D’Amico, The “McRunner”

By TC / 03.10.11

Calling someone a “fat-ass” who eats McDonald’s all day just isn’t going to fly in Joe D’Amico’s world. As a matter-of-fact, the marathon runner has been dubbed the “McRunner” because he’s challenging himself by training for his upcoming race by eating nothing but three square meals underneath the Golden Arches.

Joe D’Amico, 36, decided to combine his two favorite things – running and McDonalds – in the 30 days leading up to the Los Angeles marathon by only eating meals from the fast-food chain while he trains.

The daily menu for the lean D’Amico consists of a serving of hotcakes and an Egg McMuffin for breakfast, a grilled chicken sandwich and a large Coke for lunch, and a hamburger and fries for dinner, according to the report.

While it definitely sounds he’s going the distance to earn himself a massive artery explosion complete with the special sauce (Super-Size Me anyone?), Joey D definitely doesn’t look like he’s retaining anyone of Grimace’s fatty amino acids. We’ll see if the publicity stunt has him breaking the winner’s tape or wind that smells like the McRib with extra pickles.

If you support his cause, you can donate to none other but the Ronald McDonald House charities.

Report: Runner On McDonald’s-Only Diet [Fox Sports]


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