Michael Corcoran, Ph.D.,is an associate professor in the Department of Public Health and Nutrition at Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. His research focuses on methods to promote optimal nutrition and hydration strategies for both ultradistance endurance athletes and collegiate athletes. Outside of sports nutrition, Dr. Corcoran also is interested in the dose–response relationship between functional strength training and physical function for mobility-limited older adults.
David Ayotte, Jr., M.S., CSCS, CPT, USATF,is the head coach for the men’s and women’s cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track and field teams at Trinity High School in Manchester, NH. His interests lie in applying evidence-based nutrition and hydration strategies to optimize the performance of those athletes whom he coaches and trains. Mr. Ayotte works with athletes of all levels and abilities, from the individual training for his or her first 5-km foot race to the elite, Division I prospect.
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