Taubes, again, is asking good questions
As sprinters, we risk getting fat a lot more than our chronically undernourished enduro cousins. I've banged on about this a lot over the last few months and have some success at dropping weight (fat!) over the last 12 months. As I've mentioned, I did it by basically following the logical conclusion of reading Gary Taube's Good Calories Bad Calories (ie: ditch the simple carbs).
Gary's just written a new blog entry that I enjoyed (thankyou Lisa for the heads up!). The vacuously true 'we get fat because we overeat' observation (true, but useless!) gets looked at in the article. Have a read, it's good stuff.