THE AMAZINGNESS OF SPORT. With the Sochi Olympics kicking off this week we wanted to take a look at some great athletes and what makes them great. Is it a mindset? Dedication? Or is it physiology and a lot of science. Learn more about what characteristics make a wold record holder, here.

WHY IS KENYA SO FAST?

Running may be a summer Olympic sport, but there is no denying that Kenyans have routinely dominated long distance running.Man On A Mission is a fantastic documentary that takes a look at what it is about Iten, Kenya produce so many world record holders. Watch it. Defining World Record Holders

WHAT FUELS JADE WILCOXSON?

If you are going to reinvent yourself, why not do it as a US National Champion? That's what Jade Wilcoxson, PhD did at 26 years old when she brought her drive from working in physical therapy with disable patients to test out her competitive spirit on a bike. Now Jade isn't just a PhD who likes to cycle. She's the US National Road Champion, and knows a thing or two about beets. Get the nutrition that fuels Jade, here.

HOMEMADE SPORT BROWNIES

If you have a sweet tooth these protein filled brownies, built with a base of beets andVega Sport Performance Protein are slightly less guilt inducing. They're perfect for an afternoon snack, pre-workout meal or to sustain a long workout. Check out the recipe. Boulder Donut Ride