Alex Hutchinson

What does the evidence show?


Alex Hutchinson

Alex Hutchinson writes Outside’s Sweat Science column, about the science of endurance and adventure. He started out as a Cambridge-trained physicist and long-distance runner on the Canadian national team. As a journalist, he earned a National Magazine Award for his energy reporting with Popular Mechanics, covered adventure travel for The New York Times, and wrote a training column for Runner’s World. His latest book, out in February 2018, is ENDURE: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. He lives in Toronto, where he runs fast, climbs poorly, and gets outside as much as possible with his wife and daughters.


The New Science of Training Your Gut

There is both an art and a science to the pursuit of sporting excellence, and it's not uncommon for devotees of the former to argue that egghead scientists simply don't understand how races are run...

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