This article from the New York times explores the journey of an exercise physiologist named Yannis Pitsiladis who is scouting out young runners. His efforts are backed by hopes of finding a young athlete with the physiological jackpot to eventually break the two-hour marathon time with guided training. As part of his scouting, Yannis uses VO2 Max testing to look at each prospect’s natural physiological capabilities that are made up of their genetics, environment, and lifestyle.
Jody Kae Nelson specializes in VO2 Max testing, exercise, nutrition, and wellness. With a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University, she brings a wealth of knowledge to KORR. Jody enjoys running, hiking, skiing, and boating and can often be found enjoying the great outdoors of Utah with her husband Trey.