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How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Burn?

How Many Calories Do

Olympic Athletes

Burn In An Event



Olympic Fever is still lingering, and it's no doubt that watching

these top tier athletes compete has motivated many to get off the

couch and get up and active. But before you dust off the running

shoes or strap on the old Speedo, lets take a look at hoe many calories

Olympic athletes burn during their events. You might be surprised.



Men's Swimming

35

The # of calories that gold

medal swimmer Michael

Phelps burns during the 200

meter freestyle.

3

That's the equivalent of

snacking on 3 apple slices



Women's Gymnastics

23

The # of calories that gold

medal gymnast Gabby

Douglas burns during one

floor exercise.

12

That's the equivalent of eating

12 blueberries



Men's Sprints

10

The # of calories that gold

medal sprinter Usain Bolt

burns during the 200 meter

race.

2

That's the equivalent of

chewing 2 sticks of gum



Women's Volleyball

1,094

The # of calories that gold

medal sand volleyball player

Misty May-Treanor burns

during one match.

3

That's the equivalent of

munching on 3 six inch BLT

Sandwiches from Subway



Mens Marathon

2,600

The # of calories that gold

medal marathon runner

Stephen Kiprotich burns

during a race.

5

That's the equivalent of

devouring 5 Big Macs from

McDonald's



And



How Long Did it Take

To Burn

Those Calories?



114

It took Michael Phelps 1 minute and 54 seconds

(AKA: 114 seconds) to burn the 35 calories.



98

It took Gabby Douglas 1 minute and 38 seconds

(AKA: 98 seconds) to burn the 23 calories



19

It took Usain Bolt 19.32 seconds to burn the

10 calories



74

It took Misty May-Treanor 74 minutes (AKA: 1 hour and 14 minutes) to burn the 1,094 calories



128

It took Stephen Kiprotich 128 minutes (AKA: 2

hours and 8 minutes) to burn the 2,600 calories

How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Burn?

shared by JustinPoore on Aug 17, 2012 in Olympics

How Many Calories Do Olympic Athletes Burn?

shared by JustinPoore on Aug 17, 2012 in Olympics

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We're all jealous of the great physical condition all the Olympic athletes are in, but you might wonder...How many calories do these athletes actually burn during their event? This infographic looks a...
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