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What do you eat/drink on the bike and run?
My solution was Cytomax mixed with Whey Protein (6x1 ratio) and occasional gu shots on the bike. I pushed as much calories as I could on 100-plus rides and then for IM I took in about 2200 calories on the bike (which for me was as much as I could do). On the run I did gatorade with a shot of water to dilute with coke the last 6 miles. For the first time every I kept my sickness at bay. I did have ab cramping of the muscle variety but it was due to horrible heat, not nutrition. Make sure you train with your nutrition...very important. Pre race meals are critical too I think.....I did some Ensure and stayed away from solids on race morning which worked for me.
Also, it may seem crazy, but I know a stud IMr (9:30) that is now racing with junk food! Hohos, ding dongs, etc. He knew 4-5 Kona qualifiers that did the same at CDA. He tried it at the Shasta Century last weekend and had a fantastic race. PS: HE tried Hammer Sustained Energy at CDA and DNF'd while puking his guts out.
I'm starting to think that the simpler the better myself. Try digging into Gordo Bryn's site..he's got some interesting takes on nutrition there.