When it comes to the world's most famous celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay usually tops the list. But now you can add him to another list: Celebrities who have completed the Hawaiian Ironman, reported the Los Angeles Times on October 13.
The 46-year-old kitchen king made it through all the legs of the Ironman competition: A 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a marathon (26.2 mile run). Gordon crossed the finish line with an overall time of 14:04:48. And the social media maven bypassed the celebratory champagne to share the results instead, tweeting: "3.86km swim, 180.25km bike ride, 42.2km run & just over 14hrs later-it’s DONE!”
So what are his diet secrets to survival? One problem as a chef: "You've got to taste things" while cooking and judging, which can make it difficult to stay on track, reported Triathlete Magazine.
However, Gordon is dedicated, eating protein-rich meals, using almond milk substitutes and cutting down on coffee. Although he's into post-workout vegan shakes and juices, he has no plans to surrender his steaks, saying to his trainer: "That's just not part of the deal, mate!"
Gordon used his nutritional knowledge to choose his pre-race meal.
"My pre-race meal [consists of] a lot of fish, a lot of iron, a lot of spinach—not literally a week before but like a month out," he shared. "... I'm eating more, obviously 'cause of the intense training, so I'm enjoying food a lot more."
As for that post-success celebration?
Gordon will "have a satisfying celebratory meal consisting of a 16-18 oz. T-bone and a glass of wine—or the entire bottle...I'll probably end up finishing the bottle. Trust me," he said, according to E Online.