Class of 2017

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Ida Heikura

City & country of residence
Canberra, Australia

My work
PhD student at the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU

My current sports nutrition practice
Nutrition consultation and education of elite Finnish middle- and long-distance runners

My goals in sports nutrition
Learn more about practical sports nutrition and the physiology of especially female athletes. Help elite athletes reach their goals through optimal nutrition

My own sporting background
distance running, figure skating

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
Grete Waitz

Other things of interest about me
hiking, outdoors

Highlights of my year
Altitude nutrition study in Flagstaff, AZ, in collaboration with Trent Stellingwerff and Louise Burke