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Carbohydrates are the fuel that our muscles burn, so it stands to reason that active people need more carbohydrates than sedentary people. A low-carb diet is simply not a good idea for an athlete.
In general, runners should get about 50% - 65% of their calories from carbohydrates, about 15% - 20% from protein, and no more than 30% from fats. As much of the fat as possible should come from healthy sources such as fish and nuts.