Maurten (an international spelling of the founder’s first name) was born. The product was so successful during initial testing with endurance athletes that within one year of development, some of the world’s best marathoners, including 2016 Berlin Marathon winner Kenenisa Bekele and 2016 New York Marathon Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, were using the product to fuel their training and racing. Because of their emphatic endorsement, Maurten was recently selected as a nutrition partner for the Sub2 Project, a collaboration of researchers and athletes working together to design optimal conditions for a sub-2 hour marathon.
So is Maurten the answer to a triathlete’s GI distress, as Fryknäs designed it to be? Maybe. Though the science makes sense and anecdotal evidence from current users is strong, hydrogels are still untested for sport nutrition application. Maurten is currently collaborating with several research institutes (including those affiliated with the Sub2 Project) to fully test Maurten’s physiological and performance impacts. Fryknäs and his team hope to have the first peer-reviewed article published this year.
Want to try it yourself? Maurten is currently available in Europe, with an anticipated launch in other countries (including the United States , South Africa and Canada) by the end of 2017. For more info visit Maurten.com.
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Take a walk in your great, great, great, great, great .... great grandfather’s footsteps. Back in 1976, a group of Archaeologists in a remote region of Tanzania were letting off steam after a hard day’s digging, by throwing elephant dung at each other. When one of them dived to avoid a flying pachyderm turd they [...]
Christopher McDougall's book, Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen is a story which focuses on the Mexican Indian tribe of the Tarahumara and a journey to their home to run a 50 mile race.Animated summary of the book or refresher if it’s been a [...]
"Medial f#@king collapse, BOOM!" "Everybody pronates, Brian." "Let's burn!" Barefoot Running Club from Enver Gjokaj
At the Native Sport shop a hot debate has ensued between “The Dandy” Stuart Doc Hutcheson and “The Stiffy’ Piers Stephenson over whether “The Flightless-Bird” Duncan Royce is a heel striker or not. Come on!...
We, erm, stumbled across this fun clip of crazy nude skiers. It got us thinking, could such a movement have a place in trail running? We feel it would be irresponsible to just leap in willy nilly, though. Using a Speedo with no less than a 3mm drop to transition might be advisable. What do [...]
Can’t we all just get along? Kelly McGarry on his way to a second place finish at the 2013 Red Bull Rampage.
A fun shod versus barefoot clip. Man, that technique is beautiful! (The barefooter’s is not bad either)… Such an awesome example of why barefoot (natural) running is such a great way to go. Which one looks more natural, smooth, fun and less likely to result in injury? We love natural running!
Bryce Thatcher talks about the benefits of a belt light for trail running [hint it has to do with shadows and depth of field (DOF)]. UltrAspire has released the Lumen 600 and Lumen 170 and Native Sport will get stock imminently. Watch this space and get ready to pre order one of these beauties! We [...]