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Ian Adamson

Date: 11th August 2023



Prepare for an exhilarating journey as we traverse the captivating world of adventure racing, obstacle course racing, and ninja competitions with none other than Ian Adamson, a Guinness World Record holder and the reigning Ninja World Record holder. We'll immerse ourselves in the adrenaline-filled tales of global competitions, and the triumphant victories of Team Nike. From the formats of endurance events, the world's top races, to Ian's incredible story of transformation - this conversation promises to be nothing short of riveting.

Next, we'll venture into the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand as we inspect one of the world's toughest adventure races, Godzone. Let's unravel its evolution and understand why this region has become a hotspot for such daring escapades. We'll also have an in-depth discussion about the critical role of sleep in endurance racing, taking cues from Ian's 2006 Adventure Race World Championship experience. The importance of safety guidelines, the necessity of an international governing body, and the onus on event producers for competitors' safety will also be addressed in this enlightening discussion.

Lastly, we'll demystify the complexities of fueling for endurance events. From the benefits of stored body fat, the limitations of carbohydrates, to the intriguing insights from Timothy Noakes' revolutionary book, 'The Big Fat Surprise' - we leave no stone unturned. And before we wrap up, we'll explore the health benefits of adventure racing, the importance of posture, and even touch upon the impact of daylight savings on mortality rates. Brace yourselves for an engaging, informative, and enlightening dialogue with Ian Adamson!

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