With the line-up for Coaching 2012 taking shape, we take a look at the career of guest speaker Professor Asker Jeukendrup, who is widely respected as one of the world’s leading sports nutrition experts having worked with an array of world class athletes including Haile Gebrselassie and the Rabobank cycling team.
Coaching 2012, which will take place at University of Birmingham on the 19th May, will provide something of a homecoming for the keen triathlete and 19-time Ironman finisher, who became the University’s youngest professor in 1998, following his studies at Maastricht University and the University of Texas.
Asker is the Global Senior Director of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, having published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He has also organised numerous International Conferences on the topic of sports nutrition and speaks at leading industry events around the world.
Asker’s research has had a significant impact in the field of sports nutrition, while his research has also had a direct impact on the nutritional advice given to world class athletes by translating the science into practical messages.
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