Low GI and ‘SuperStarch’ sports nutrition specialist UCAN notes that it is ‘thrilled to partner with one of the top long-course triathletes in the world, Tim O’Donnell, a multiple-time IRONMAN Champion who has landed on over 50 podiums at major triathlons.’
Tim O’Donnell joins the UCAN family alongside other top professional athletes such as Olympic marathoners Meb Keflezighi & Dathan Ritzenhein.
“Nutrition is key when you are training for and racing iron-distance triathlons, but the power of proper nutrition goes beyond what you do while training,” said O’Donnell. “The UCAN team has helped me dial in my nutrition to allow me to continue to push the limits physically while training without the risk of GI distress. I train hard to be ready for race day and with UCAN in my daily routine, I know I’m maximizing my recovery and optimizing my nutrition.”
UCAN was originally created for a purpose – to provide energy for a child with a rare condition that prohibits the body from producing its own blood sugar, resulting in frequent and dangerous episodes of hypoglycemia. Out of this need came SuperStarch, a patented, low glycemic carbohydrate that ‘delivers steady, long-lasting energy with no spikes and no crash’.
After conducting clinical trials on athletes, who also need to work to manage their glucose levels, UCAN launched nutrition products powered by SuperStarch in 2012. UCAN has made its mark in the running world, with 40+ qualifiers for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials and partnerships with top marathon events such as the San Francisco Marathon and Dallas Marathon. With the new partnership with O’Donnell, UCAN adds that it is ‘continuing to capture the attention of top athletes and coaches in the triathlon and cycling world, such as Hunter Allen and Dr Paul Laursen.’
“Beyond Tim’s obvious love of our products, he’s truly a man of character and we are proud to have him as part of our UCAN family,” said Shoba Murali, CEO of The UCAN Company. “Tim continues to affirm UCAN’s unique ability to improve the health and performance of athletes of all levels, including those at the pinnacle of their sport.”