Track and Field Athlete Katie Moon Joins Forces With Ultra Runner Sabrina Little to Ditch Diet Restrictions

Published 04/02/2024, 12:00 PM EDT

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Professional athletes are always conceived as paragons of strict discipline and dietary restraint. But two athletes have broken the boundaries. Track and Field sensation Katie Moon and Ultra Runner extraordinaire Sabrina Little are challenging the conventional wisdom surrounding athletes’ diets. And they’re doing it with a delicious twist.

While the internet world is set on an age-old debate of whether pro runners indulge in sweets, ultra runner Sabrina Little stepped forward to set the record straight in her trademark witty style. But it isn’t just Little alone in her sweet tooth revelation. Besides her, track and field star Katie Moon declared how she enjoys her desserts before her big days.

Track stars Moon and Little revealing their sweet tooth, lead the charge against diet dogma


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In a recent X post, Sabrina Little fearlessly stepped forward and admitted the fact that she often ditched diet rules despite being an athlete. Little mentioned that as the “‘pro runners don’t eat sweet’ discourse” is making its way again, setting social media ablaze. She wanted to share her opinion. She switched to her humorous self and added, throughout my running career, I didn’t eat cookies everyday. But that’s only because I like cupcakes much better.”.

Olympic gold medalist Katie Moon stepped forward and boldly declared her pre-competition ritual. Her revelation of indulging in desserts without guilt before participating in the competition has left fans stunned. For Moon, dessert isn’t just a treat. She shared how she considers sweet a crucial ingredient in maintaining both physical performance and mental well-being. With a nonchalant shrug, she wrote, “Moderation is key, but so is sanity. And dessert helps keep mine. 🤷🏼‍♀️” 


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The candid conversation between Little and Moon brought forward a fresh perspective on the athletic world. Their revelation is also proving that elite athleticism doesn’t always mean sacrificing life’s simple pleasures. However, this occasional shift from their daily diet and strict regime doesn’t stop Katie from weaving her dreams for the upcoming summer Olympics in July 2024.

From gold medals to dessert delights: Katie Moon’s unconventional path to Olympic glory

After securing the winning pedestal for both World Athletic Championships in 2022 and 2023 and bagging gold in pole vault in the Tokyo Olympics, Moon is now gearing up for Paris. So far, so good. It has not been drastically different. My coach has been really good. I just do everything he tells me to do”, expressed Moon, referring to her training regime.


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She further added, “This year has been more of a strength-based pre-season, so, a lot more weight-room, which as a strength-based athlete I really appreciate”. Together, Moon and Little are forging a new narrative in the realm of sports nutrition, proving that balance, enjoyment, and yes, a little sweetness, are essential components of peak athletic performance.

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Disita Sikdar


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Disita is a writer at EssentiallySports, capturing viral moments in the sporting world. Her coverage includes prominent figures like Mathieu Van der Poel and Jonas Vingegaard in cycling. She also aces at live coverages of MotoGP events.
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Himanshu Sridhar