Sky Christopherson on The Quantified Athlete

Sky Christopherson is a velodrome cyclist who has been on the U.S. Olympic team. After retiring, he lived in the world of startups, and when his health started to decline as a result of that stress, he turned back to the kind of quantification he had been doing as an athlete to restore his health. In the video below, Sky talks about what he learned, like how temperature affects his deep sleep and how his blood glucose fluctuates. He also shares the exciting news of setting a world record, at age 35, after his self-tracking experiment. (Filmed by the Bay Area QS Show&Tell meetup group.)

Sky Christopherson – Self Quantification and Performance from Gary Wolf on Vimeo.

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5 Responses to Sky Christopherson on The Quantified Athlete

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  2. Alberto says:

    Great talk. His health issues sounds all very familiar to me unfortunately.
    i would definitely like to know more in details abut what he did for self tracking and the kind of interventions he took concomitantly.

    Would anyone have some reference to point me too on his or similar issues?

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  4. Ashish says:

    Fascinating talk! Lots of detail on the monitoring – wish we had more specifics on the interventions (in response to the monitoring) that fixed his health and improved his athletic results.

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