21km @ Twincity Marathon 2022 ft Potatoes USA

My first official running event after the pandemic… and more to come. Done & dusted 21km at Twincity Marathon 2022, Cyberjaya recently. After the race, the best part was makan time lah! I had a few servings of U.S. mashed potatoes at Potatoes USA tent. It’s so good and satisfying especially after the run, helps to replenish my energy and nutrients. 

Potatoes USA Powers Up Twincity Marathon 2022

Those who are on long distance run will know that training and proper diet are important. Consuming the right food will provide the energy and nutrients we required through our run. Potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable that not only provides the energy, but also fiber, potassium, and Vitamin C which boost sport performances and help fuel people who do sports or lead an active lifestyle. 

I enjoys eating U.S. Potatoes for her carbo energy, as it is a healthier alternative. Potatoes are one of the must-haves in my kitchen because they are versatile, nutrient-dense, and energy packed food. This helps to fuel my workouts and runs.

Potatoes USA Powers Up Twincity Marathon 2022

Recent research findings indicated that potatoes are found to have the nutrients that could benefit fitness buffs, marathoners and sportspersons. 

Potatoes USA took on the role of a key sponsor of the Twincity Marathon 2022

Potatoes USA took on the role of a key sponsor of the Twincity Marathon 2022 recently. An outdoor tent was erected, with various personnel serving U.S. potato products to the 4,000 runners in both the full and half marathons. 

Potatoes USA Powers Up Twincity Marathon 2022

The U.S. mashed potatoes served are aimed to help runners replenish energy levels and nutrients needed after the marathon. Educational materials on potato power nutrition to improve sports performance were also distributed at the event.

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Mr. Brian D. McFeeters participated in the Twincity Marathon 2022

His Excellency U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, Mr. Brian D. McFeeters, 61 years of age, participated in the half marathon (21km run). “I am delighted to see Potatoes USA as a sponsor of this marathon and glad to have the information that potatoes are healthy, high in potassium, Vitamin C and fiber – which are great for post recovery,” quipped Mr. Brian. “So now, maybe Malaysian can get to enjoy more potatoes like what we do in the U.S.,” he continued.

U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Mr. Brian D. McFeeters participated in the Twincity Marathon 2022

Clocking an impressive marathon finishing time of 2.27 hours, Brian showed that with proper diet and fuel, at his age, he could still beat many younger Malaysians in the half marathon. Despite his busy schedule, he exercises regularly and maintains a healthy diet with the help of U.S. potatoes.

Numerous studies had been conducted over the past 40-50 years also suggested that carbohydrates are a primary macronutrient for sustaining and improving athletic performance. According to Nutrition Today, a US journal, it is suggested that a balanced diet high in natural, quality carbohydrate rich foods like nutrient-densed potatoes may be optimal to improving physical performance among elite endurance athletes. 

The Potato Power and Benefits 

The Potato Power and Benefits 

  • 26 grams of carbohydrate – Potatoes are a nutrient-dense quality carbohydrate, important for optimal physical and mental performance as the primary fuel for your brain and a key source of energy for muscles. And, because your body’s own stores of carbohydrate are limited and may be depleted – even in a single session of intense and/or prolonged exercise– it’s important to replenish them.
  • 620 Milligrams of Potassium – A medium-sized (148g) potato, with the skin-on, provides more potassium than a banana, no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol. Potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events.
  • 30% of daily value of Vitamin C – Potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C which helps to boost the immune system and aids in collagen production, a major muscle tissue component.
  • 3 grams of plan-based protein – Protein is a key component of muscle and an important nutrient for performance.
  • 2 grams of fiber (7% daily value) – Fiber helps regulate blood glucose and increase satiety, making one feel full longer.
  • 110 Calories for Energy – Easily digestible and more energy dense than any other popular vegetable, potatoes are a good choice to fuel the demands of racing a marathon.

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