There are several ways to celebrate a huge victory, but the best way may be going completely off your diet. That is exactly what 4x200m freestyle relay gold medal winners Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer did last night.
Following the US Men’s team winning the gold, the two swimmers had an All-American meal at the All-American fast food joint in the Olympic Village. For what it’s worth, McDonald’s has been synonymous with the Olympics for years. Well, Berens and Dwyer, who have essentially been training for the Games for the better part of the last 4 years, squashed a 3360 calorie meal.
“We had a dinner date at McDonald’s,” Berens joked Wednesday morning on “Today.” “We put so much pressure on this meet. We sacrifice so much for the Olympic Games. We eat so healthily and we try to do everything right. It’s our time to relax. That McDonald’s in the dining hall was just calling our names.”
Most swimmers try to eat relatively healthy during their training regimen. High protein for muscle-building, and complex carbohydrates for added energy. The last month, most of them probably on a strict diet of pasta. But when it is over, it’s time to have what you have forbidden from yourself.