Heroes Ultra names Dr. MAF as official training partner

By December 12, 2015 November 8th, 2017 Athletic Performance

The 154 km ultramarathon run will retrace the route of allied agents who kidnapped a Nazi general and turned the tide of WWII.

Dr. Phil Maffetone has signed on as official training partner to the inaugural Heroes Ultra 2016. The 154 km ultramarathon is inspired by one of WWII’s finest and most pivotal military operations, as detailed in Christopher McDougall’s book, Natural Born Heroes.

In his capacity as training partner, Dr. Maffetone will be sharing his extensive expertise in endurance, nutrition and human performance with Heroes Ultra athletes and followers through a series of video podcasts to be broadcast from the event’s Facebook page, as well as overseeing the ultramarathon’s race-day nutrition plan. He will be assisting in making the ultra a truly natural foods race with food from local farmers.

About Heroes Ultra

Heroes Ultra is the newest addition to the European trail ultrarunning calendar. The race will be held on the Greek Ilse of Crete on May 21, 2016. Runners will retrace the 154-km route of the 1944 abduction of Nazi General Heinrich Kreipe by Allied agents in a 30-hour grueling adventure across the island.

The race is limited to 250 qualified participants and has been accepted as an official qualifying race for Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc with the highest difficulty rating. For more information visit:


One Comment

  • Glenn says:

    Thanks Dr. Phil,

    I have told anyone who ants to listen about your methods and a few have actually heard me. I have had your big book of endurance for several years and now your big book of health. Your new web site is great and want to thank you.

    Now that I am out of Afghanistan and I can train regularly on my runs I have started your methods. Wow lot of walking and being impatient sure is frustrating but I will continue on. I try to keep my HR at what comes out for the formula for my age of 52. If I run the way I want my HR run around the mid 140’s.

    My wife is vegan and I tried that and that is not fo me. I am able to go shopping for mostly organic here where I live in Germany as an American.

    Sorry rambled on. Want to say thanks


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