Asker Jeukendrup is a Professor of Exercise Metabolism at the University of Birmingham. Asker has published over 150 papers and book chapters in his career and has published 4 books, including a textbook on Sports Nutrition. He received the Otto Wolff von Amerongen prize for his achievements in 2003 and was awarded the Danone Chair at the University of Brussels in 2005. He is also the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Sport Science. In addition to this Asker has been a training and nutrition consultant to several elite athletes worldwide, including the Rabobank professional cycling team, UK Athletics and some of the world's best marathon runners, swimmers and triathletes. In his spare time Asker competes in Ironman triathlon races. Asker has completed 16 Ironman races, 3 of them at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.