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Our Experts Steve Born


Steve has nearly three decades of involvement in the sports nutrition industry, as well as more than 20 years of independent research in nutritional fueling and supplementation. These experiences have given him unmatched familiarity with the myriad product choices available to athletes. Steve provides individual consultations to athletes of every level and in every discipline of endurance sports, helping them to achieve optimal performance in their training and racing whether they are beginners or professionals. "I derive just as much pleasure helping other people reach their goals as I do my own," says Steve. "It's the best part of the job."

Steve is a three-time Race Across America finisher, the 1994 Furnace Creek 508 Champion and 1999 runner-up, the only cyclist in history to complete a Double Furnace Creek 508, and is the holder of two ultra marathon cycling records. In 2003, Steve was inducted into the Ultra Marathon Cycling Hall of Fame, the fifth person to receive this recognition. In addition to cycling, Steve is also an avid Nordic skier, with numerous marathon ski races under his belt and he does the occasional half-marathon or 30K trail run.

Along with providing technical support to athletes by covering fueling, supplementation, and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), Steve contributes articles for Endurance News as well as posts for Hammer Nutrition's Facebook pages. Steve also helps manage the several hundred events that Hammer Nutrition sponsors.

Born's Palmares

  • 1987 RAAM Open West - 35h 37m
  • 1988 RAAM - 10d 20h 58m
  • 1991 RAAM - 10d 06h 30m
  • 1994 Furnace Creek 508 - 31h 09m, first place
  • 1997 Idaho N-S Record - 640.8 miles in 39h 29m
  • 1998 RAAM - 9d 17h 48m
  • 1999 Texas W-E Record - 574 miles in 32h 20m
  • 1999 Furnace Creek 508 - 30h 57m, second place
  • 2002 Double Furnace Creek 508 - 82h 16m

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