We fully expect that 'Cereal Killers 2: RUN ON FAT" will be dismissed by the scientists, but in the words of ultra running legend Bruce Fordyce, 'the anecdotes are becoming statistics"…and we're telling the story first.
Note: The list below is in no particular order of merit - they are the athletes and teams we know of at this time.
THE “Queen of Kona” won 21 of the 26 Ironman events she entered in her prime, including 8 World Championships.
2. Zach Bitter (USA - Ultra Runner)
Bitter ran 100 miles in less than 12 hours to set a new world (track) record. A participant in the soon to be released “FASTER” study (by Jeff Volek), lab tests have shown that Bitter can run to - and sustain - 75% of his VO2 max without any requirement for carbohydrate.
3. Sami Inkinen (Finland - Ironman)
The World Amateur Ironman Champion boasts an 8:24 PB with a strikingly effective combination of diet (70% fat) and limited training time (10-12 hours/wk). A tech and data geek, since 2009 Inkinen has accumulated more self-data on fat adaptation than any other athlete. His is the lead story in Cereal Killers 2: RUN ON FAT.
4. Australian Cricket Team (Australia - Cricket)
Dr Peter Brukner’s influence on his squad continues to reap dividends. Shane Watson, David Warner and Usman Khawaja lead the way - with dramatic results. Now fast bowler Mitch Johnson and several others have joined the low carb cricket revolution down under. Watch out for the Aussies at the Cricket World Cup on their home turf in ’15.
5. L.A Lakers (USA - Basketball)
The Lakers need no intro. When one of the world’s richest sports franchises adopts a low carb, real food policy for their athletes, you know there’s something in it. Period.
6. Melbourne Demons (Australia - Australian Rules Football)
Australian Rules Footballers cover more ground per minute than any other field sports athletes (119 m/min). The game requires a balance of speed, power, endurance and skill. Leading pro team The Demons recently “came out” about their controversial low carb, real food strategy.
7. Bode Miller (USA - Alpine Skiing)
At 36, Miller became the oldest Alpine Olympic medallist after adopting a low carb strategy that saw him knock off 18 lbs on the run in to the Games. His success is a testimony to the “off field” benefits of a real foods, low carb strategy: reduced inflammation markers and improved recovery are paramount for older athletes. Sports science continues to ignore this in favour of “in running” performance metrics.
8. Cameron Van Der Burgh (South Africa - swimming)
As a sprinter, Van Der Burgh may seem like an exception on this list, but he too is using a low carb strategy for the “off field” benefits - which can in turn translate to a more efficient “in pool” performance. Having struggled with gastrointestinal issues until ditching grains and refined foods, he attributes his 50 m world record performance to the (Tim) "Noakes approach."
9. Andy Moran (Ireland - Gaelic Football)
Moran is a Gaelic Football All Star with his native county Mayo and a stand out leader in Ireland’s amateur football code - a sport requiring similar athletic assets to Australian Rules Football. He has turned his back on conventional sports nutrition guidelines to win his way back from injury, retain explosive power and improve his aerobic performance.
10. Strømsgodset (Norway - soccer)
Pro soccer team Strømsgodset won their national title for the first time in 4 decades after adopting a low carb fueling strategy. Players (<10% BF to begin with) reportedly lost circa 1% body fat and enjoyed a “final 15 (minutes)” advantage over their opponents.
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