Olof Dallner – WINNER of the Quintuple Ironman. The 12 mile swim, 560 mile bike, and 131 mile run is the distance of 5 Ironmans! WTF? Olof explains what it is like to sleep 6 hours over 4 days while completing (and winning) the worlds toughest endurance event. Olof also has his PhD in Molecular Physiology and is currently a postdoctoral scientist at Rockefeller University, researching the genetics of the hormone Leptin and its role in obesity and metabolism.
[shadowbox]”I personally think that humans are better adapted to do things for a long time at a lower speed.”
“Throughout evolution humans had to move over extremely long distances to find food and sustenance. We are more adapted to travel over long distances than even a horse.”
“Sometimes even I can’t comprehend the distance of what I’m doing. But you don’t have to be an elite triathlete to do this – it’s more about experience, knowing yourself, and knowing how to push yourself to keep going.”[/shadowbox]
What we learn in this episode:
- How do you deal with fear of failure?
- Can the average person compete in long distance events?
- How does the hormone Leptin affect body weight and body composition?
- What are some scientific advances we are making now and what do we expect will happen soon regarding the fight against obesity?