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Biohacking, nootropics, and the notion of optimizing one's human performance are on a rapid rise. Nootrobox founders Geoffrey Woo and Michael Brandt are some of the foremost thinkers in this space, and they are here to have intellectual conversations that will make you THINK every Monday.

 

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May 16, 2018

A day before the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, Tim Don was hit by a vehicle, breaking his C2 vertebrae...an injury known as the hangman's fracture.

His only option for continuing his athletic career was to wear a halo, something he compares to a "medieval torture device". One look at it and you'd agree. 5 titanium screws were forced into his skull, severely limiting his movement so his neck could heal. 

Six months later, he completed the 2018 Boston Marathon in under 2:50.

After such a traumatic injury, how did Tim manage to get back on his feet so quickly? We dive into the determined, strong-willed, and astute mindset of one of the world's greatest triathletes. 

In this discussion, you'll discover:

  • The physical and nutritional interventions Tim followed in order to heal faster so he could get back to racing
  • The science component of triathlon training - How should athletes think about the growing set of data available to them?
  • As "amateur" sports gain in popularity with the culture shift of people wanting to become more healthy and active, how will that affect professional sports?

 

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