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Manchester United are considered to be one of the most successful teams in the Premier League, if not the world and have experienced countless success throughout the leagues in domestic and European campaigns. We have been supplying products to Manchester United since 2008 to supplement the team’s nutritional needs and have just recently in 2018 signed a multi-year partnership to be the official sports nutrition sponsor of these Premier League giants.
National governing body for the multisport disciplines of triathlon, duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon (USAT) endorses over 4,300 races every year and has over 500,000 members, composed of athletes from all ages. As a member federation of the US Olympic Committee, USA Triathlon is accountable for selecting and training teams to represent the United States at an elite level internationally.
Committee, USA Triathlon is accountable for selecting and training teams to represent the United States at an elite level internationally.
Science in Sport continues its partnership with USA Triathlon as a key part of the national and international strategy. Providing a range of innovative sports nutrition to triathletes through USAT is a part of the responsibility Science in Sport proudly takes as the official bar and gel partner. Science in Sport aims to not only help all triathletes succeed, but also to benefit from the feedback of USA Triathlon’s elite in order to facilitate valuable alterations and product development.
My running journey began as an 800-meter runner at UC-Santa Barbara, where I quickly realized that my spirit was not on the track, but in the mountains. Craving a little adventure and needing to do some self-exploration, I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail with very little experience. In fact, the warmest article of clothing I packed was my cotton track-suit coupled with a poncho, and I had no idea sleeping pads even existed. However difficult it was, my love for the trails was ignited and has guided my choices since. My performance at the Bear 100 in 2015 (23:02) triggered a competitive side in a sport I had previously approached fairly casually. In 2016, I upped my volume from twenty miles per week resulting in a season in podiums and a few wins. In November of 2016, I won Rio Del Lago 100, coming in under the previous 11-year-old course record. After a hard winter of training and dark mornings balanced with a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher, I was rewarded with a successful 2017 season including a win at the Western States 100. In the 2018 season, I hope to make my internation trail debut.
My favorite SIS product is the Caffeinated Isotonic Gel and the REGO recovery drink. Between the two, I have all the pre, post and during activity nutrition needs covered.
I was born and raised in Morocco, the eldest of 5 children to parents of modest means. It came as a great shock to my parents when I was born with a birth defect that essentially left me without a femur in my left leg. They feared I would never walk.
I grew up wanting to be just like other kids, running around and playing soccer with them. It was only when I was fit with my first real prosthesis at age 20 that the world of sports truly opened up to me. Although a late bloomer, I wasted no time catching up! I rode a bike for the first time at age 25 and the following year I crossed the Atlas Mountains on it. At age 27, I ran for the first time and then completed my first marathon just a few months later.
Sports has been the catalyst towards a personal realization that limitations reside only in my mind. No one expected much of me with a physical disability and I will admit that I didn’t push myself either. Sports has provided me with a new sense of freedom and a changed outlook on life. We can do more than we ever imagined if we just dare ourselves to push a little harder, go a little further.
Paratriathlon was introduced to the Olympics in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. I’m proud to say I brought home the inaugural bronze medal in the PT2 category. Building on this success, my next goal is Tokyo 2020, representing my adopted country, USA. Three months ago, I moved to Colorado Springs to join the first ever resident Paratriathlon team at the US Olympic Center. The training has been intense and I'm so thankful that Science in Sport has provided the supplementary nutrition I need to get through those hard workouts. I have had issues getting proper pre and post race nutrition but with SIS's formulas, they are easy on the stomach and keep me balanced. I usually keep it pretty light pre-race with fairly bland meal along with one of SIS's bars. During the race, I take a gel since it is easy on the stomach and absorbs quickly. Post-race, it's a no-brainer: gotta get that chocolate protein shake! I definitely recommend to any athlete to find out what works for your body because everyone is so different. I am finding myself living my athletic American dream and cannot wait to see what the future holds!
My name is Taylor Spivey and although I currently travel the world to race, I am a California girl at heart. I spent my childhood playing a lot of different sports on grass, at the beach, and in the water. Overly ambitious, I decided to walk on to the California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, swim team while pursuing a degree in Architecture. While I spent my academic year sleep deprived, I spent my summers working as LA County Ocean Lifeguard and competing in National and World Surf Lifesaving competitions. Competitive and active by nature, I took up triathlon my last year at University. With a lot of hard work, and a few important coaches and mentors along the way, the rest is history.
At the end of the 2018 season, I am ranked as 3rd among American Women, and ranked 8th in the World. My eyes are set squarely on competing for Team USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.