A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 28, 2021
“What do runners eat before a race?"/"Nothing, they fast.”

"Fast” can mean “at great speed” or “a period of time without food.” A running riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 14, 2015:

Q: What do sprinters eat before a race?
A: Nothing, they fast.


“Sprinters” is sometimes replaced with “runners.” “What do runners eat before they race? Nothing, they fast” was posted on Twitter by Aaron Bennett on March 14, 2015.


Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/prashnerd March 14, 2015
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast.
I’ll see myself out.

Twitter
reddit
@redditfeed
What do sprinters eat before a race?: Nothing, they fast.  I’ll see myself out.  submitted by prashnerd to ... http://bit.ly/1GEFk3T
1:55 PM · Mar 14, 2015·twitterfeed

Twitter
Aaron Bennett
@aaron_bennett12
What do runners eat before they race?
Nothing, they fast
8:08 PM · Mar 14, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/AIWDI March 16, 2015
What do Olympic athletes eat before they run?
nothing, they fast

Twitter
baaz
@notbaaz
what do olympic sprinters eat before every race?
@FriscoPD
nothing, they fast
1:49 AM · Jun 23, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/not_old_or_new_fag August 17, 2015
What do runners eat before a race?
Nothing. They fast

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/MCWiferunt March 8, 2016
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/socialpk September 20, 2016
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast.
I’ll see myself out.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/maimus32 May 25, 2017
What do sprinters eat before their race?
Nothing.
Because they fast!!
(Not original)

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/WickershamBrotha January 27, 2018
What do Olympic sprinters eat before their races?
Nothing. They fast.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/MrBrianWeldon March 25, 2020
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Ruski_Oligarch June 25, 2020
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast!

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TheAverageSJW January 23, 2021
What do sprinters eat before a race?
Nothing, they fast

Twitter
El Arroyo
@ElArroyo_ATX
Surprisingly this pun did not medal https://instagr.am/p/CR4M4NeFDu9/
(The following text is shown on the restaurant’s sign.—ed.)
WHAT DO OLYMPIC
SPRINTERS EAT
BEFORE A RACE?
NOTHING, THEY FAST
1:34 PM · Jul 28, 2021·IFTTT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityExercise/Running/Health Clubs • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 • Permalink