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Ultra Running with e-Gel and e-Fuel

"I looked for a gel that had less sugar and more potassium/sodium than some of the other gels. I came across your brand and tried it in training during a 30 mile run. I felt great! I then purchased 6-8 packs for the US 50K Championships in Caumsett Park, New York. I finished 2nd in 3:04.22, so I guess they worked pretty good." (...read more)

Malcolm Campbell
Marietta, Georgia
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel   

"I started using these products in January. In March I set a trail and course 50 km personal best. In April I set a road 50 mile PB. In May I ran a distance PB in a 12 hour trail race. The ease of e-Fuel to go into solution allows for a much quicker transition through aid stations. The completeness of the e-Gel allows for good sustainment when you just want to stick with water for your fluid intake." (...read more)

Tim Lofton
Marysville, Washington
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel and e-Fuel   

"I am an Ultra-Runner and a proficient sweater and I need to take in large quantities of salt to keep from shutting down during training and races. I was relying on salt caps along with other Gel's like GU to try an maintain my metabolism but it was easy to get the mixture wrong and bonk....I plan on using e-Gel as my main electrolyte / energy gel at Western States 100 mile this June, bypassing the aid station's GU which made me so nauseous by mile 80, I almost did not finish the race." (...read more)

Joseph Swenson
Livermore, California
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel   

"In ultrrunning, nutrition is a critical component to success and Crank Sports e-Gel has made a significant difference in my athletic performances....On April 16, 2004, I ran my 9th straight Leona Divide 50 Miler in the Angeles National Forest west of Palmdale. I used e-Gel the entire race. I actually got stronger late in the race and at the 49 mile mark passed the 3rd runner in the 50-59 age group and put 3 1/2 minutes on him in the last mile. I was still accelerating when I hit the finish. What a great experience to run my fastest time on the course ever and take home hardware (3rd place men 50-59) in 9:09:07. Next year, with e-Gel, I look to crack the 9:00 hour mark." (...read more)

Bill Ramsey
Aliso Viejo, California
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel and e-Fuel   

"I love this stuff, no matter how many miles I have run, or how my stomach is feeling during a run or race, the Crank products go down easy. I guess it's because they taste so good. In October I will be running my first 100 mile ultra race, the San Diego 100. I'm not sure what products will be at the aid stations, but e-Gel and e-Fuel is what I will be using. This stuff is GREAT!" (...read more)

Tanya Johnson
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel and e-Fuel   

"I just used e-gel as one of my primary energy sources in my first 100 mile trail run and had great results! I never felt sick and had even energy throughout the event. I have used this product through numerous Ironman Triathlons, 50mile, 50k,100k, and now a 100 mile ultra with success. It goes down easily and the convenient pouch makes it easy for ME to control my nutrition throughout races. I know what I am getting, and it works with predictable excellence every time." (...read more)

Matt Bartz
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sport: Ultra Running, Triathlon
Products Used: e-Gel   

"I needed something that wouldn't cause an insulin spike. I tried e-Fuel and haven't looked back. This product helps greatly during races and allows me to "trickle in" calories that will not have deleterious effects on my gut or performance. " (...read more)

Tim P.
WyCo, Kansas
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Fuel   

"I'm a 50 year old ultra running competing in 100 mile and 50 mile races. Like everyone else doing these types of runs in extreme conditions I experienced GI problems using a verity of products until I tried Cank. It was easy to get down and I could feel an immediate boost with minutes. Soon it became my fuel of choice ( in 50 mile runs I consume as many as 10-15 packets and in 100 milers as many as 20-25). It has never hurt my stomach and I'm usually able to stay on top of my energy level through out an event. Since using Crank E-Gels I have completed two Wasatch 100 mile runs, two Leadville 100 mile runs and the Tahoe Rim Trail 100 run and will be using using Cank in volume at Western States 100 and the Tour Du Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France. Thanks for great product!" (...read more)

George Ruiz
Carson City, Nevada
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel   

"I was introduced to e-Gel by a fellow marathoner after I ran the Madison marathon in May. During the Madison race, as in others, I had problems with dehydration. I know I lose a lot of salt in a long race, but sports drinks don't agree with my stomach. Only being able to drink water, it was simply impossible to get enough electrolytes with other gels.

This past weekend I ran a 50-mile ultramarathon, the second year I ran the race. Last year, I also had problems with dehydration and muscle cramping. This year, having used e-Gel in training over the summer, I used e-Gel, and ONLY e-Gel, during the race--13 packets of it--with water. Despite the day being about 15 degrees warmer than last year, I managed my hydration well AND cut over an hour off my time by being able to run "harder, faster, longer." I attribute the better hydration to e-Gel. Also, the larger pack size, and greater calorie count, were both assets during a long race."
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Michael Voelker
Pulaski, Wisconsin
Sport: Running, Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel   

"I love your products, I train and race with both e-Gel and e-Fuel. I run ultra's and man a shot of e-Gel sure does the body good. Quick but long lasting energy. Without e-Gel I may have not made it through the Bishop High Serria 50 race." (...read more)

Marc Johnson
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel and e-Fuel   

"Gels I've used prior would include Hammer, Honey Stinger, GU, and VFuel. Carb/Electrolyte drinks would include Hammer HEED, VFuel, and Tailwind ... I can say hands down these products are by far the best in both categories" (...read more)

Frank Noble
Dallas, Georgia
Sport: Ultra Running
Products Used: e-Gel and e-Fuel   

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