Sunday, December 02, 2007

Raise a Glass to the Father of Energy Drinks

The New York Times reported today that the "Father of Energy Drinks," Dr. J. Robert Cade, has passed away at the age of 80. Dr. Cade's research into human performance helped him develop the first widely-used electrolyte replacement beverage, Gatorade.

Anyone who has bonked - or come close to bonking - during athletic activity owes a debt of gratitude to Dr. Cade. So today, please join me in drinking an electrolyte-rich toast to Dr. Cade. Cheers!

See you on the trail!

Photograph courtesy of Bloomberg; Dr. J. Robert Cade, left, with Dr. James Free, who helped Cade create Gatorade.
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