Bryce Carlson, assistant professor of anthropology, is going to extremes—all in service to his
research. Last month he began a race from California to Maryland that will span 3,080 miles, the
equivalent of more than 117 marathons, over just 140 days. The Race Across USA is a charity
event to promote childhood fitness, and Carlson is leading the race’s research objectives on the
ways runners modify their behavior and use technology to minimize stress on the body and aid
its ability to adapt. Carlson is specifically monitoring nutrition, including how runners change
their diets or incorporate supplements. The 12 runners will have some rest days, visit local
schools to promote the 100 Mile Club, and stop at the White House near the finish.
You can follow Carlson as he crosses the U.S. on Twitter, Instagram, or his blog.
Photo courtesy of Bryce Carlson.
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