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New Salted Lime GU Roctane gel gives classic ultra race a jolt

New Salted Lime GU Roctane gel gives classic ultra race a jolt

GU’s newest energy gel flavor aims to nip bonking in the bud — and get some trail work done in the process. Salted Lime Roctane…

Tuesday, Mar 08

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GU’s newest energy gel flavor aims to nip bonking in the bud — and get some trail work done in the process.

Salted Lime Roctane Gel is salty, sweet, and specifically designed for running or riding in hot, dusty conditions. The brand introduced the flavor as an energy chew in 2020 . Now, it’s available as a single-serving 1.1 oz packet.

According to GU, Salted Lime Roctane comes in response to an abundance of specific requests from athletes at the 2021 Western States Endurance Run . When asked what flavor they would prefer for running 100 miles in the Sierra Nevada summer heat, they “overwhelmingly” chose Salted Lime over four other options.

GU started at the 1989 Western States run. Now, it comes full circle: a portion of proceeds from the new gel will fund trail work that helps make the iconic run — the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race — happen. GU Salted Lime: a pairing suggestion, how to find it, and who it benefits

Reviewing the new flavor, Ultra runner and endurance cyclist Camelia Mayfield brought up a classic pairing. “It’s so good…all that’s missing is the tequila.”

Salt is vital for balancing the fluid level of blood and regulating muscle contraction. So, naturally, the human palate craves the taste in times of need. GU says it developed Salted Lime to deliver sustenance to the body without upsetting the stomach.

The Roctane Ultra Energy Series is a revved-up version of GU’s original energy gel packets . Each 100-calorie Roctane has up to […]

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