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Meet Asker Jeukendrup: passion for sports science

Asker is a leading sports nutritionists and exercise phsyiologist who spent most of his career at the University of Birmingham (UK). He was a Professor of Exercise Metabolism and Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Based in Barrington IL. Asker is also a visiting professor at Loughborough University. Asker authored over 200 research papers and book chapters, some of which have changed the sports nutrition landscape. He is a strong believer in unlocking the power of science to help athletes and teams achieve their goals. During his career he worked with many elite athletes and teams to develop personalized nutrition plans, and has put evidence based sports science support systems in place to enhance recovery and optimize performance. Asker practices what he preaches and he is competing in Ironman distance triathlons as well as other endurance events.

 

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The athlete

 

The researcher

 

The applied scientist