Published in 2010 by Owen Barder

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Photographs by David Knight (mainly) and by Owen Barder and Grethe Petersen.

Chapter 6 – Calorie Intake calculations based on Anita Bean, The Complete Guide to Sports Nutrition,  2000. A & C Black

Chapter 7 – Box on “What to look for in an ideal sports drink” reproduced with permission from Tim Noakes The Lore of Running, Oxford University Press, 2001.

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