The Eat for Endurance Podcast

Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Triathlete Line Thams

February 16, 2023 Claire Shorenstein MS RD CSSD CDN with Line Thams Season 5 Episode 58
The Eat for Endurance Podcast
Athlete Nutrition Profile - Professional Triathlete Line Thams
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Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 58 of the Eat for Endurance Podcast! My guest today is Line Thams, a professional middle distance triathlete from Denmark who also holds a PhD in Sports Science. 

Line’s athletic journey has been far from straightforward. She is a self-proclaimed “nerd” who had an intense fear of water and little interest in sports throughout much of her young life. She eventually forced herself to learn to swim as a teenager, and subsequently became an elite swimmer and triathlete. In her first IRONMAN 70.3 race, she qualified for the IM 70.3 World Championships and finished 19th at the Worlds a month later. She is a 5 time Danish Triathlon champion as well as the 2022 World Duathlon Champs silver medalist, with many other podiums under her belt. 

Recently, Line has been recovering from a major knee injury, right after finishing her PhD and finally being ready to go all in on her professional athletic career. This isn’t her first set back with injury; she suffered a serious bike crash back in 2020 resulting in major facial injuries and not being able to eat solid foods for 8 weeks due to her jaw being wired. Additionally, her Mom suffered from a stroke and was in a coma for sixth months, and not long after that, her partner was diagnosed with cancer. 

Line has persisted through all of these incredibly difficult situations, and remains committed to discovering her athletic potential. She continues to rehab her running injury, is training hard on the bike and in the pool, and has an exciting career ahead of her. 

I loved getting to know her and hearing her nutrition story. She offered some great insights into how she fuels her training and competitions, as well as how she handles stress, recovery, and much more.

Line - best of luck with your recovery, and thank you for inspiring us with your determination as well as your positive attitude!

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