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Allen Lim

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virtual Event

While working as a sports scientist and coach for a professional cycling team, Dr. Allen Lim started making his own training food and sports drinks from scratch for cyclists because too many of the pre-packaged sports bars and drinks contained too many artificial ingredients and too much sugar. Lim will talk about his career and the formation of his business Skratch Labs, to create better nutritional products for athletes.

This program is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.

Allen Lim

Dr. Allen Lim received his doctorate from the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His doctoral work focused on adaptations to extreme stress. After graduate school, Allen worked on the Pro Cycling Tour as a sport scientist and coach for the Phonak, TIAA-CREF, Garmin, and Radio Shack professional cycling teams. Specializing in grand tour events like the Tour de France, he helped usher in a wide range of innovations that included using biological markers to detect doping, the use of portable power meters and GPS enabled computers to quantify training load, a host of strategies to better manage body temperature in extreme heat, and a wide array of sports nutrition innovations that also included building custom food trucks and hiring world-class chefs to cook for his teams. After Leaving the Pro Tour in 2012, he founded Skratch Labs – a privately held sports nutrition company based in Boulder, CO.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


October 8
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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