In the first of this year’s sport and exercise science seminar series Professor Yannis Pitsiladis delivered a lecture entitled Peak Performance without Doping: Fact or Fiction?
Over the course of his talk to a mixed audience of students, academics and practitioners Professor Pitsiladis updated the attendees on his global collaborations centred on aspects of doping detection and the three pillars of anti-doping in top level sport.
Drawing on recent news stories, the activities of WADA and the IoC he stressed the need for all to be a part of the global solution to a global doping problem. The second half of his talk drew on his work as a key player in the ongoing project to break the two hour marathon barrier for the first time.
With a dedicated scientific approach adopted by the Closing in on the Sub-2 Hour Marathon Professor Pitsiladis provided examples of how small improvements to nutrition, training, sport science and data management could collectively contribute to his projection of a sub-2 hour marathon by 2020.