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How to make the food of champions

World-record holder and four-times Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds reveals the secret to her success – a mouth-watering mackerel and beetroot salad.

Ellie’s ‘how to’ video is part of The Food Champions Project – a collection of 40 nutritional recipes revealing the refuelling secrets of sports champions. Elite athletes including cyclist Mark Cavendish, gymnast Adam Gemili and runner Lynsey Sharp have all shared their best-kept food secrets.

The Food Champions Project is a collaboration between The National Lottery and the English Institute of Sport (EIS). Thanks to you, Lottery funding supports our 1,300 elite athletes on their roads to Rio including access to the country’s top sports nutritionists at the EIS who work daily with many of GB’s leading Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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