Ultra-endurance/adventure sports: SDA session

Mark A Tarnopolsky, Gregory Roland Cox, Kristen MacKenzie, Steven Gurr

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When a group of fireman in New Zealand failed to get the Guinness World Record for the longest time ascending and descending a fire pole (24 h) this was largely put down to inadequate nutrition for the challenge. One year later for their second attempt, Kristen MacKenzie was brought on board to manage this area for this unique endurance challenge. Though relatively low intensity, this challenge placed many physiological and psychological challenges to the participants; all of which had a good fitness base. Kristen will discuss these challenges, the physiological requirements for this unique event and the nutrition and hydration management that she implemented for the challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e194-e195
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Issue numberSupp. 2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2010
Eventbe active'09: Combined 2009 Australian Conference of Science & Medicine in Sport, Sixth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, and Seventh National Physical Activity Conference - Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 14 Oct 200917 Oct 2009


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