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The Olympic Athlete Calorie Infographic Details Exertion

 - Aug 21, 2012
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This olympic athlete calorie infographic is a colorful run-down of how much energy competitors use when performing in their respective events.

From the surprisingly low 35 calories burned in the men's 200 meter freestyle to the colossal 2,500 burned by marathon runners, there's a huge range in terms of how much energy each event requires. To put the numbers into a more clear context, the infographic goes on to explain how much food is equivalent to the amount of calories burned. In the case of marathon runners, the answer is five Big Macs! The chart ends by explaining the amount of time involved in each sport, often coming in at a number measured by seconds.

Proving that the games are an exhausting endeavor, this chart is an entertaining read for any Olympics enthusiast.