[/two_columns_1][two_columns_2]Professor Tim Noakes
University of Cape Town
Professor Timothy David Noakes is a South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons, and is the author of the running book Lore of Running.
Over the past thirty years Prof. Noakes has contributed significantly to the scientific literature through his exploration of topical exercise science and sports medicine issues including marathon running and the heart, the biochemical and physiological parameters of endurance athletes, sudden death during endurance exercise, injuries in rugby players, understanding what makes African runners so fast and water intoxication in endurance runners. By nature of his chosen field of academia and his active participation in endurance sports, Tim is not only interested in the theory of sports science, he lives it.