Tim Noakes retired as Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town in 2014 and is now an Emeritus Professor at UCT. He is a lifelong athlete and is rated an A1-scientist by the National Research Foundation (NRF). He is also the co-founder of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, along with rugby icon Morné du Plessis.
In 2008, Tim was awarded the Order of Mapungubwe (Silver) by the president of South Africa for ‘excellent contribution to the field of sport and the science of physical exercise’. In 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NRF for his contribution to sports science research. He is the author of several books, one of which, Lore of Running, is considered the global ‘bible’ of running. Tim founded The Noakes Foundation in 2012 to promote unbiased nutritional research into the effects of low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets on all aspects of human health.