Hydration drinks used by the world´s leading athletes
While working as a sport scientist and coach for a professional cycling team, Dr. Allen Lim started making his own training food and sports drinks from scratch for the cyclists because too many of the pre-packaged sports bars and drinks that were marketed or given to them were laden with artificial ingredients and literally making them sick to their stomach.í.
He also started diluting their sports drinks to lower the sugar concentration while adding back extra salt and electrolytes to replace what was actually being lost in their sweat. Eventually, he started making a “secret drink mix” in his kitchen using a recipe with less sugar, more sodium, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors, with a simple and clean taste created by using real fruit.
Soon, word of the "Secret Drink Mix" was spreading fast and it was clear that the demand for our all natural drink mixes extended far beyond cyclists or endurance athletes
Who uses Skratch Labs products abroad and in the Czech republic?
Education First Pro Cycling Team
The Education First Pro Cycling team is the world's leading cycling team, whose members you can see in World Tour races as well as in several alternative gravel races such as Dirty Kanza. Skratch Labs has been supporting EF Pro Cycling for many years, both with products and training camp organizations. After all, how such a camp, organized by Dr. Allen Lima and Ian MacGregor (former tour operator for the TIAA-CREF team) looks you can see below.
Gwen Jorgensen - gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
Gwen was the first American who win the gold medal in Olympic triatlon. Před tím dvakrát vyhrála ITU World Triathlon Series.She has won the ITU World Triathlon Series twice before. She was named Athlete of the Year by the ITU and was named the 5th most fit personality on planet earth by Sports Illustrated magazine :)!
After returning from Rio, she threw herself on marathon runs, when she ran her first marathon in New York in a beautiful time of 2:41!
Skratch and Gwen are now working together to prepare her nutritional and hydration strategy while training for the next Olympic challenge.
Hillary Allen - ultrarunner
Hillary Allen came form Colorado, she is an athlete, scientist, but also a lover and promoter of mountains, who ranks at the forefront of the world's ultras and sky running races. She became the US Sky Running Ultra Champion and finished second in the World Sky Running Ultra series.
Skratch Labs has been supporting Hillary for many years and helping her prepare for the world's hardest runs and adventures. One of the last was the preparation for the Dirty Kanza cycling race :).
In 2017 she had a life threatening accident, where she fell 150 feet off of a ridge-line during a Skyrace in Tromsø, Norway. She was told she would never run again. After several years of rehab and recovery, Hillary made a full recovery and returned to elite level racing, racing some of her longest and most challenging events post-accident. She maintains the belief that ‘your best athletic days are ahead of you, if you’re willing to work hard for what you love.
Zuzana Bartasova - ultra and marathon runner
Zuzka is a runner, an architect, a mother of twins and the organizer of a beautiful trail race Trail envy. She has performed incredibly well, having managed to be in the top 10 top races several times, such as Buff Epic in the Pyrenees, Madeira Ultra Sky Marathon, Transvulcania and more!
During the daily training, she is also interested in nutrition - about the nutrition has been published, for example, in B Magazine. She is currently preparing for marathon distances. Since the summer 2020, she has been the Ambassador of the Skratch Labs brand for the Czech Republic.