E-lyte Success Stories
Nicole Freedman, one of the top female cyclists in the world, is an E-lyteSport athlete. She represented the U.S. in the 2000 Olympic games in Sydney.
Nicole Freedman sets her goals high. E-lyteSport is there to ensure that she continues to achieve them.
Nicole’s Thoughts On E-lyteSport:
While only training hard can make me fast, E-lyteSport keeps me going fast for a longer period of time.
When I drink E-lyteSport before and during a long ride or workout, my normal dip in speed and energy over time, is replaced by solid, strong, consistent and powerful performance. During long workouts my legs get less depleted, recover faster and perform better. Off the bike, my overall energy.
2004 – 1st, stage 2, Valley of the Sun stage race Arizona
2003 – 3rd, Aix d’Angillon to Saint-Marti stage Trophée d’Or Féminin (UCI 2.9.2)
2003 – 3rd, U.S. National Criterium Championships Downers Grove, Illinois
2003 – 1st, TIMEX International CriteriumDowner’s Grove, Illinois
2003 – 1st, stage 3, Wendy’s International Classic
2003 – 1st, stage 2, Wendy’s International Classic
2003 – 2nd, stage 1,Wendy’s International Classic
2003 – 2nd, Israel National Championship Road Race
2002 – 3rd, Women’s International Challenge Downer’s Grove, Illinois
2002 – 2nd, BMC Manhattan Criterium New York, NY
2002 – 1st, Johnstown circuit race – The International Johnstown, PA (NRC event)
2002 – 1st, Flying Mile – Pittsburgh, PA
2002 – 1st, stage 1, Wendys Cycling Classic – Hilliard, OH
2002 – 3rd, Foothills Road Race – Merced, CA (NRC event)
2002 – 1st, Snelling Road Race – Merced, CA
2001 – 2nd place, Campi Bisenzio to Campi Bisenzio stage – Giro della Toscana (2.9.1) – Italy
2001 – 1st – US National Championship Criterium – Downers Grove, Illinois.
2001 – 1st, Martinsburg stage, Tour dé Toona – Martinsburg, PA
2001 – 1st, Berkeley Hills Road Race – Berkeley, CA
2001 – 1st, Athens NON -Twilight Criterium – Athens, GA
2001 – 1st, Hershey Highland Road Race – Redlands Stage Race, Redlands, CA
2000 – 3rd, US National Criterium Championships – Downers Grove, Illinois
2000 – 1st, Four Bridges at Elgin Circuit Race – Elgin, Illinois
2000 – 3rd, BMC San José – San José, CA
2000 – 2nd, Clarendon Cup, Arlington, VA
2000 – 1st – US National Championship Road Race – Jackson, Miss.
2000 – US Sydney Olympic Road Team
During his high school days, Todd was extremely active and participated on his school’s basketball, tennis and cross-country teams. Those days are almost 20 years behind him now and while his free time has diminished significantly (demanding job, triplets, etc.), his desire for athletic competition has remained constant. He’s a dedicated marathon runner and competes in races throughout the country. For him, E-lyteSport has been a “miracle drink” that has allowed him to train and compete well beyond his expectations.
Todd’s Thoughts On E-lyteSport:
E-lyteSport has played a significant role in my performance. If my eating habits fall short on any given day, the E-lyte balances me out. I began taking it on long runs about six months ago. Since then, the fatigue factor has declined significantly. I envision the E-lyte as lubrication for my joints as I drink it. This also keeps my mind occupied on the long runs and that’s where the real benefit begins. During my first marathon at mile 19 I hit “The Wall.” I managed to fight through and finish the race but not without a battle. Even on runs longer than 18 miles the fatigue factor was high before E-lyte . Now I workout and compete in marathons without ever hitting “The Wall.” I truly believe that E-lyte has made the difference and will have a positive impact on any endurance runner.
Q: How many years have you been running?
A: I started with cross country competitions in high school. After a sixteen year hiatus, I began training with a routine in November 1999.
Q: How often do you run?
A: I run on average 30 -40 miles per week. When I’m training for a marathon, the mileage ranges from 40 -60 per week.
Q: Do you have any favorite professional sports figures?
A: I don’t have a sports idol per se. However, I do have a tremendous amount of respect for All-Pro receiver Wayne Chrebet of the NFL N.Y. Jets. I met Wayne in 1998 and was stunned by his average to small build. I respect how he excels in a sport where men twice his size pale in comparison. To me he displays a lot of heart and athletic resolve.
Q: Do you maintain any type of special diet?
A: My diet is not a complicated one. I try to keep red meat to a minimum and eat as much pasta as possible. Lunch consists of sushi twice a week and angel hair with light tomato sauce twice a week. Snacks are my weakness so I try to substitute chocolate with raisin filled mini-wheats. When I’m training for a race, I merely increase my intake of everything. The diet doesn’t change but the appetite is multiplied.
Q: Do you have specific running goals?
A: My primary running goal is to compete in at least one marathon a year with my sister. She lives 2,000 miles away and it gives us an excuse to see each other. So far we are on pace to decrease our times my 10 – 20 minutes each race. Eventually, we hope to run a 3:15 marathon. We are currently at a 3:43. Finding time to train is always a challenge since I am the proud father of triplets. Chasing three little ones around must sometimes substitute for my roadwork.
Q: Now that you’ve had a chance to use E-lyteSport for several months, what do you think of the product?
A: E-lyteSport has played a significant role in my performance. If my eating habits fall short on any given day, the E-lyte balances me out. I began taking it on long runs about six months ago. Since then, the fatigue factor has declined significantly. I envision the E-lyte as lubrication for my joints as I drink it. This also keeps my mind occupied on the long runs and that’s where the real benefit begins. During my first marathon at mile 19 I hit “The Wall.” I managed to fight through and finish the race but not without a battle. Even on runs longer than 18 miles the fatigue factor was high before E-lyte . Now I workout and compete in marathons without ever hitting “The Wall.” I truly believe that E-lyte has made the difference and will have a positive impact on any endurance runner.
Ron is not the type of guy who does anything half-heartedly. His accomplishments in business, athletics, and even community service speak volumes about the type of individual he is. It is extremely fulfilling for the team here at E-lyteSport to provide folks like Ron with the tools he needs to continue competing at a premier level. E-lyteSport is a core component of his training routine and nothing makes us prouder.
Ron’s Thoughts On E-lyteSport:
There are a ton of products promoted to enhance performance out there. In all my years as an athlete, not just cycling, none have had any noticeable difference in performance. When the folks at the health food store introduced me to E-lyte you can just imagine what I thought. But being an optimist I gave the stuff a try. The biggest difference I noticed was an ability to perform at a high level of intensity for a longer period of time. I was also able to recover and perform again quicker after using the product post exercise. It works best for me if I drink it prior to exercise and post exercise. I’ve now started drinking a glass in the morning with breakfast. It didn’t make me faster, but allowed me to compete with the fast guys longer than I normally can.
Q: How many years have you been cycling?
A: I started serious cycling and got into racing after my third bout with knee surgery. I’m 6’6″ and my sports passion has always been basketball. I used cycling to rehabilitate and the doc finally advised I better stop the hard court if I wanted to continue walking. I’ve always had a bike, but started racing about 15 years ago.
Q: What is your training routine?
A: Training miles vary although on average I would say 200 miles per week. In the late fall & winter usually 100-150 miles on the weekend. Throw in a couple of spinning classes and some night mountain bike rides. I would guess 200. In the early spring miles don’t vary as much but we kick up the intensity. Late spring we start racing and move the long rides to midweek, depending on work. (Work always gets in the way).
Q: Do you have any favorite professional sports figures?
A: I’ve always tended to be a participant rather than a spectator, although growing up in Pittsburgh it was difficult not to admire Roberto Clemente. He had incredible passion for the game and was very involved in helping those less fortunate than himself. The entire 70’s Pittsburgh Steelers team was fun to watch and the city was really a part of the whole experience. They were able to align a very diverse city around a single goal. Julius Erving seemed to have a lot of the same quality’s Clemente did, although I was not here in Philadelphia at that time. He was just way above the rest of the league in terms of talent.
Q: Do you maintain any type of special diet?
A: My diet is terrible. I use supplements to help off set my eating habits. Some of the folks at a local health food store have helped me along the way.
Q: Do you have cycling goals you want to achieve?
A: Anything I’ve had to prove athletically I already have. Cycling is a way for me to keep a competitive edge. My body type isn’t exactly optimum for cycling so I use it more for fitness than anything else. I’m realistic about my talent and ability. Through The Main Line Cycling club and sponsors I try to provide leadership to some younger guys. Promotion of the sport and community involvement have been club goals. For instance we promote several races during the year and donate the proceeds to local charity. We’ve had a race for Habitat for Humanity in Norristown for 4 years running. We’ve held Century rides for Cancer. More recently we ran a cyclocross race for the benefit of a local schools scholarship fund. After a ride one day, a friend and I were stuffing pasta in our mouths and we were approached by a gentleman who asked us, “Why do you guys ride so much?” My friend replied, “So that we can eat more.”
Q: Do you have any thoughts you want to share regarding E-lyteSport?
A: There are a ton of products promoted to enhance performance out there. In all my years as an athlete, not just cycling, none have had any noticeable difference in performance. When the folks at the health food store introduced me to E-lyte you can just imagine what I thought. But being an optimist I gave the stuff a try. The biggest difference I noticed was an ability to perform at a high level of intensity for a longer period of time. I was also able to recover and perform again quicker after using the product post exercise. It works best for me if I drink it prior to exercise and post exercise. I’ve now started drinking a glass in the morning with breakfast. It didn’t make me faster, but allowed me to compete with the fast guys longer than I normally can.
Oren Motevassel, the No. 1 seed, of Alpharetta, Ga., recently claimed the men’s open title at the United States Professional Tennis Association Hard Court Championships. Motevassel, who is originally from Israel and has been ranked as high as No. 161 in the world.
Oren’s Thoughts On E-lyteSport:
Well, I am hear to tell you that I am playing the best tennis of my life and with all honesty E-lyteSport has something to do with it. I am not cramping anymore in those long 3 or 4 hour matches. I am out lasting my opponents! I just returned from a big tournament in Tennessee and I played the #1 Junior player in the USA who is USA’s new hope for the new Sampras and I beat him 6-4 6-1, and at one point of the match he shouted “This guy is un-human”. I loved it!!! I was always known to be like Nadal who gets to everything and fights for every ball so having this drink on my side makes me feel at ease!!! I am ranked #1 in the USA National ranking for the 35’s and I am very high in the Open division as well. I am #3 in California Open rankings! I just won a big tournament there as well which I never won before. Everyone that sees me play tells me I should go back on the Pro tour and it is very tempting. I am beating guys I have never beaten before.
Success Update:[su_quote cite=”Oren Motevassel”]We won the Gold Medal in the ITF world cup this past April in Boca Raton Florida, beating France in the finals. I was the only player on the US team that won all his matches throughout the event. Also, I have made history in March becoming the oldest player to have an ATP ranking in Singles. People constantly ask me how I stay so fit and how can I continue to improve all the time. I have to thank E-lyte for being a big part of my success, its really nice to have you by my side! Go E-lyte![/su_quote]
Phillip started mountain bike racing in 1994 and helped invent his very own racing category – Clydesdale. California’s state championship series has had the category since 1995. Clydesdale racers have to be at least 200 pounds. Phillip won the state championship in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 2001. In 2005 Phillip participated in his first Race Across America (RAAM), arguably the world’s toughest bicycle race. His 4-man relay team finished 3rd overall in 2005, and his 2-man team finished 2nd overall in 2007. He believes E-lyteSport was an integral part of his race hydration and supplementation plan.
Phillip’s Thoughts On E-lyteSport:
My E-lyte story actually starts many years ago. I’ve been a mountain bike rider since the early 1990’s. I started racing in 1994 and helped invent my very own racing category – Clydesdale. A Clydesdale racer has to be at least 200 pounds. We big guys were tired of getting kicked around by the small guys and decided to unionize. Here in California our state championship series has had such a race category since 1995. I’ve won the state championship in ’95, ’96, ’97 and 2001. But since then the state series has fallen on hard times and I find I’m a competitor looking for a race.
Two years ago (2004) I pledged my support to a ultra-marathon cycling buddy just months before he decided to race a four man team in the Race Across America (RAAM). I was (initially) happy to help. The race turned out to be a miniature Peace-Corps – the toughest week I have ever loved. In November of 2004 I realized the same guys were going to race RAAM in 2005 and had to do some quick thinking. Should I submit myself to the torture of crewing again or pick the coward’s way out by actually riding on the team? When I considered the 22-hour days involved in crewing, the six hours of bike riding daily didn’t seem too bad.
After talking myself into riding I figured I’d better get myself ready for the kind of racing I would find on a four man team – 20 to 60 minute spurts at just below anaerobic threshold with short breaks. On my first day of training I ran through two 50-60 min time trials with not too much trouble. With an hour off between each effort I readied myself for my third and last time trial effort of the day. Everything was going my way as I hit a 5-minute hill about 40 minutes into this last race simulation. About half way up, as I poured on some gas, my right hamstring knotted up in a cramp so intense that I almost stopped. I managed to nurse myself up the hill and limp in with one very distressing idea – how was I going to manage a weeks worth of this kind of output if I couldn’t even make it through 5 hours of simulation? Up to this point I had trained myself for 90-minute mountain bike races and the idea of eating or drinking anything other than a standard breakfast and water was foreign to me.
As it turned out, a week later I was mindlessly looking through the pages of a cycling magazine and came across a small, simple ad that intimated no more cramping. I looked up the website and started reading about E-Lyte Sport, Ed Kane, and the anatomy of a cramp. I was impressed enough with the literature to order a bottle and put it through some testing. The results have been favorable, to say the least. Most bike riders will tell you than cramps normally come with either more intensity than normal, more duration than normal or both. As I trained with E-lyte I found that the “sparkles” that come just before cramping no longer occurred. A true test of the effectiveness of E-lyte , though, was just around the bend. In mid-April of last year (2005) I was invited by my RAAM bike sponsor (Bacchetta) to race in the Bike Across Florida. This year’s route would be 133 miles from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf coast. I brought along my last bit of E-lyteSport and used it all as I calculated a race time of five hours. My hydration policy was perfect – I had consumed all of my E-lyte mix at the end of the 5th hour. Unfortunately the race lasted another hour. I was terrified to imagine what might happen to me as I put in my best effort in this last hour, but had no alternative but to go on as the race was upon us all. I’ll tell you now that I missed the winning break. The only glory I might salvage would be to win the race of the second group. As I considered my options I realized that racing in the pack had not served me well all day. I also knew that if I were to put in a solo effort the other racers might suck my wheel all the way to the finish line and come around me in a sprint. Nothing really looked promising so I chose my default position – put my head down and grind it out. With about 45 minutes to go I did just that. Up a small grade I started to roll away from the field. At the top only a couple of riders were able (or willing) to stay with me. To my surprise even those two started to fall off only a few hundred yards later. I knew that I would keep this pace to the finish; what I didn’t know is how my body would react after 115 miles and no more fluids. As I kept my effort high I realized my calves and quads weren’t sparkling, they were simply working to capacity. My great fear of paying for a hydration mistake was not happening. As I crossed the line (winner of the race in the second group) it struck me that my E-lyteSport not only helped me when consumed, but saved me when I ran out. I have no doubt that a similar effort would be disastrous without appropriate electrolytic supplementation.
I have since ordered a case of E-lyteSport and distributed it to my RAAM teammates. Favorable reports continue to accumulate and E-lyteSport will undoubtedly be an integral part of our race diet and hydration plan. *
RAAM update 9/25/2007
As much as I needed E-lyteSport for my 2005 4-man team, I can honestly say that I would have failed in 2007 as part of a 2-man team without the proper mineral supplementation of E-lyteSport. During our 7 day and 26 minute race my teammate and I traded one hour pulls as we relayed our way across the nation. Even as I trained several times in 2006 (alternating one hour races with one hour off the bike for a 24 hour period) I doubted my ability to remain cramp free for the week that I would be racing. To my astonishment I didn’t cramp once in 84 hours of racing! At the finish line I was incredulous that my plan actually worked. Even as I knew the science behind it, to ride that hard and that long without cramping was miraculous to me.
Thank you E-lyteSport for providing the endurance athlete with undoubtedly the most crucial tool for our preparation.
RAAM update 10/16/2009
Good Afternoon. I wanted to give you this update/success story. Of course, I’m still using your product in all my endurance related training and racing. Last week I was up in Portland, OR for my 4th consecutive Race Across Oregon. It’s a RAAM qualifier that has all the typical categories: solo, two man team, four man team. I’ve only raced it as a two man format (in my opinion anything over 200 miles is too long for solo racing, and at 516 miles I consider these races to be too short for four man).
I won it last year with a different partner and was taking a bit of a chance with a rookie team mate this year. He actually turned out to be a good rider and was integral to our victory. It took us about 33 hours to complete the course, and he started having cramping trouble after only 10 hours. He’s no stranger to the long miles, I think his pills (whatever his mineral supplementation is) just didn’t have what it took. To solve his problem we started adding E-lyte to his water bottles and imagine: his cramping problems went away.
He finished strong and we won the two man overall. In fact, he was in better condition at the end than any of my previous three race mates. At the finish line he was drinking champagne and looking forward to a shower and post-race meal and celebration. Previously I had to put my partners on ice before they would consider a meal.
Thanks, again, for the superior product
1995, 1996, 1997, 2001 – Calif. State Mtn. Bike Champion (Clydesdale category)
2000, 2001 – Sea Otter Classic XC Mtn. bike race winner (also Clydesdale category)
2005 – 3rd place overall, Insight Race Across America (RAAM) 4-man relay (1st in category – recumbent)
2007 – 2nd place overall, Insight Race Across America (RAAM).4-man relay (1st in category – recumbent)