CURRANZ is proving a reliable and noticeable performance aid for competitive athletes – including older individuals who, often to their surprise, are improving their times after introducing our supplement to their regime.
Meet Mitchell Pollack, this month’s customer prize winner, a New Yorker who spotted CurraNZ in a running magazine and thought ‘it looked interesting so he thought he’d give it a try’.
Since starting on CurraNZ, Mitchell has discovered his performance has gone up a gear across his marathon and Ironman events.
Mitchell has been running marathons and competing in full-distance triathlon for almost 20 years. So, imagine his delight when, at age 60, this year he clocked his fastest-ever marathon and half-Ironman race, thanks to our brilliant blackcurrants.
Mitchell says: “I am a 60-year-old grandpa who just completed the Richmond Marathon in 3:19.
"I placed third out of 89 in my category and was in the top 8% of the entire field, despite being one of the older racers. My age graded time was 2:41. It was my fastest marathon ever.
“I used your product for a full week leading up to the race and again on race day. I felt strong throughout the race despite very windy conditions and finished my last mile at a 7:21 pace.
"Plus, my recovery was amazing. I finished the race strong and the day after I felt great - really the best I felt after any other marathon. I love your product!
“My previous personal best was 3:19 in the 2015 Steamtown Marathon as a 56-year-old. That was approximately 10-15 seconds slower – and I was four years younger.
“Next year, I hope to run the Chicago Marathon on October 11 and will attempt a new personal record again, hoping to break 3:15.”
As well as having raced in 14 marathons, Mitchell also takes part in the US triathlon circuit as an age-grouper.
“I have also completed four full-distance Ironman races. I used CurraNZ in May at the Chattanooga 70.3 Ironman and also had a personal best there too, with a time of 5:16. Next year I will be competing in two or three half-Irons.”