Prof Tim Noakes, University of Cape Town

  • Tim Noakes

  • Brief Bio for Professor Tim Noakes, OMS
    MBChB, MD, DSc, FACSM, (hon) FFSEM (UK)

    Prof Noakes studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT), obtaining a MBChB degree and an MD and DSc (Med) in Exercise Science.

    He is rated an A1 scientist by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and received the Order of Mapungubwe, Silver, from the President of South Africa for his “excellent contribution in the field of sports and the science of physical exercise”.

    He has authored many books, but since 2011 he has written his autobiography entitled Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career and in 2012 he published Waterlogged: The serious problem of overhydration in endurance sports.

    In 2013 The Real Meal Revolution was published, co-authored with Jonno Proudfoot, David Grier and Sally-Ann Creed. Most recently he co-wrote Always Believe in Magic with Kevin Musikanth and Jonathan Kaplan.

    Noakes has published more than 500 scientific publications and in 2003 received the UCT Book Award for Lore of Running (4th Edition), considered to be the “bible of the sport”.

    He is highly acclaimed in his field and, at age 65, is still physically active, taking part in races up to 21kms.

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