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What Famous Athletes Eat Before They Compete. You'd be surprised.

by Tommy Fox

Before LEBRON JAMES plays basketball, he eats a pregame meal of chicken, vegetables, and rice. So it looks like he won't be eating that meal again for a while. Ha!

Buzzfeed put together a video on what famous athletes in different sports eat or used to eat before they competed.

Here are some of the highlights . . .

Charles Barkley , NBA: two McDonald's filet-o-fish sandwiches, large fries, and a Diet Coke.

Britney Griner , WNBA: bacon.

Landon Donovan , soccer: apple, strawberries, blueberries, orange, kale smoothie.

Derek Jeter , MLB: pancakes and an omelette.

Wade Boggs , MLB: a whole chicken.

Peyton Manning , NFL: pasta, two chicken breasts, baked potato, broccoli, Gatorade.

Michael Phelps , swimming: fruit, oatmeal, bagel with cream cheese.

Usain Bolt , running: 20 Chicken McNuggets.

Serena Williams , tennis: nothing.

Ed "Cookie" Jarvis , competitive eating: two boiled cabbages, two gallons of water.