Kosher Energy Drinks (not Gatorade)

The New York Times' City Room blog on Zev Wineberg, a Hasidic rabbi, who offers Powerade to New York City Marathon runners:

“There is no kosher certification for Gatorade, and I felt that kosher runners should have something to drink besides water,” he said.

So the rabbi bought cases of Powerade, a sports drink that is kosher-certified, and said he will offer it to “anyone who wants it, but specifically to runners who are strictly observant.”

“We want to support their physical and spiritual well-being,” he said. Rabbi Wineberg estimated that there were perhaps “several hundred” runners in the marathon who observe kosher regulations. Many gather in groups at the starting line for morning prayer.

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