Patrick Basset contacted me and I was more than happy to support the Ultrasportscience foundation in its search to improve safety and performance of sportsmen and sportswomen in endurance sports.
As a former raid/multi-sports elite-athlete myself I have always regretted not having any feedback on the effects that these endurance mulit-sports events have on our bodies, where we can go without sleep for 1000km. At the time there was no health monitoring whatsoever! I did notice that the body has immeasurable resources, but what about the long-term consequences?
How can we explain the ability to succeed in such extraordinary races with such immense sleep deprivation? There are so many scientific questions that would be fascinating to study about our sport!
So I will be supporting these scientific advances with interest!