Metabolomics driven Sports Medicine & Mental Health

 

  On positive thinking:

 

“Besides pursing Proteomic - Genomic end goals, we also take interest in 'Human Endurance', 'Sports Medicine' and 'Societal Challenges' - this is our uniqueness and differentiates us from others.  There is interconnectivity between what we strive for and everyday reality.  This brings us immense excitement as well as reminds us that 'no human is limited and neither is CEEPC 

 

Running a marathon below 2 hours or reaching the 20th CEEPC in 2026

 

 

It happened in Vienna, Austria   - 12th October, 2019

Eliud Kipchoge's Inspirational 1hr : 59 : 40 was the first ever sub 2 hours !

Brigid Kosgei ran a New World Best of 2:14:04 in Chicago 

 

To reach the end goal, you need to know the beginning !

 

             

             Focused & determined !

 

                            

                            Sub 2 hours  - History in the making !                                          

 

                

 

                                                

                                       Brigid Kosgei at Chicago Marathon with a World Best of 2:14:04 

                                                                    Marathon running changed today

                    Kenya and Kenyans stand Inspired today for challenges of tommorrow !

 

 

So what does it take according to Eliud?

 

On self discipline:

“Only the disciplined ones are free in life. If you are undisciplined, you are a slave to your moods. You are a slave to your passions.”

 

On preparation:

“To win is not important. To be successful is not even important. How to plan and prepare is crucial. When you plan very well and prepare very well, then success can come on the way. Then winning can come on your way.”

 

On thinking positively:

“Pleasure in what you are doing is what puts perfection in your work—that’s a quote by Aristotle.”

 

On consistency:

“I’m confident to say that if you want to grow in a profession, consistency is the key…I’m strict about my work goals and training. When I miss one [workout session], it’s like missing a discussion with your classmates, where six people are discussing a subject. If I miss one training, then I will not sleep well.”

 

On ''mental fitness''

“Mental fitness plays a big role during competition. If you don’t rule your mind, your mind will rule you. That’s the way I think about this sport.”

 

On race strategy:

“In the marathon, the first half is just a normal run. At 15 kilometers, 20 kilometers, everybody is still going to be there. Where the marathon starts is after 30 kilometers. That’s where you feel pain everywhere in your body. The muscles are really aching, and only the most prepared and well-organized athlete is going to do well after that. I’ll go with the pace, but after 30 kilometers, I’ll change to my own pace. And if you’re ready to follow me, then we can go together.”

 

On adaptability:

“Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Accept change.”

 

On believing in yourself:

“I believe in what I am doing. To run a big marathon and win takes five months. When I’m on the starting line, my mind starts reviewing what I have been doing the last five months. I believe in my training, and I treat myself as the best one standing on that line.”

 

On managing pain during a marathon and the next  day:

“When I have a lot of pain, I try to confuse my mind to forget about the pain and think about the distance. I don’t want pain to be in my mind, because I’d really lose focus on running. After winning, you won’t have that pain, but it comes later. The marathon is hard; the second day, you don’t go up or down stairs.”

 

 

Tegla Loroupe's fight for peace, women's rights, education, refugee support and sports 

Tegla Chepkite Loroupe is a Kenyan long-distance track and road runner. She is also a global spokeswoman for peace, women's rights and education. Tegla Loroupe holds the world records for 25 and 30 kilometres and previously held the world marathon record.

 

                    

 Tegla Loroupe signs the Nelson Mandela wall during the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 in Monaco.

  (Credit: Christian Alminana/Getty Images for Laureus)

 

                                         

                                                                   

                                                              Suresh Jivan Gadher & Tegla Loroupe  - Laureus Foundation

 

                                   Tegla Loroupe Laureus Foundation    < CLICK TO VIEW 

 

Tegla holds the world records for 25 and 30 kilometres

                                     ..........and previously held the world marathon record.

 

 

 

  and positive thinking

“Besides pursing Proteomic - Genomic end goals, we also take interest in 'Human Endurance', 'Sports Medicine' and 'Societal Challenges' - this is our uniqueness and differentiates us from others.  There is interconnectivity between what we strive for and everyday reality.  This brings us immense excitement as well as reminds us that 'no human is limited and neither is CEEPC 

 

 

 'World Mental Health Day'                                                                                                                                     

Not so long ago, we celebrated 'World Mental Health Day'  - Neurological disease is one of our key focus area too.  Now with 'lockdowns' and COVID, the immense stress it brings on all age groups and societies will see a rise in mental health issues  - we need to stand prepared to tackle this.

 

                                                                                                              

                                                       Please be gentle, mindful, inclusive and understanding ! 

 

Ageing issues and mental health - how do we address mental health for all ages ?

 

                 

 

 

To complicate matters further .............

 

Meinhardt, J., Radke, J., Dittmayer, C. et al. Nat Neurosci (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-00758-5

 

Researchers have studied the mechanisms by which the novel coronavirus can reach the brains of patients with COVID-19. The results show that SARS-CoV-2 enters the brain via nerve cells in the olfactory mucosa. The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in nerve cells of the olfactory mucosa provides good explanation for the neurologic symptoms found in COVID-19 patients, such as a loss of the sense of smell or taste.  SARS-CoV-2 in areas of the brain which control vital functions, will have an exacerbating impact on respiratory function, adding to breathing problems due to SARS-CoV-2 infection of the lungs.

 

 

                   ...........Post Pandemic challenge will be mental health issues !