Allen Lim received his doctorate from the Applied Exercise Science Laboratory in the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder under the direction of Dr. William Byrnes. His doctoral work focused on the use of portable power meters to better understand the demands associated with professional cycling as a model for Hans Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2004, Allen worked on the Pro Cycling Tour as a sport scientist and coach for the Phonak, Garmin, and Radio Shack professional cycling teams. While with Garmin, Allen was part of a team that developed a testing program that assessed biological markers associated with performance enhancing drug use. Now known as the Biological Passport, that program was adopted by the United States and World Anti-Doping Agency as the first line of defense in the anti-doping movement.
More recently, Allen founded Skratch Labs, a boot-strapped sports nutrition company, that was ranked as the 3rd fastest growing food and beverage company in the USA by Inc. 5000 in 2014. Allen has also co-written three cookbooks with Chef Biju Thomas—the Feed Zone Cookbook, Feed Zone Portables, and Feed Zone Table—all of which promote fresh food from scratch in the context of physical activity and community. Beyond his work in cycling and as an entrepreneur, Allen has served as a consultant for the Chinese Olympic Team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, for the US Olympic Cycling Team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games in London and Rio, and for organizations ranging from Joe Gibbs Racing (NASCAR) to the Kansas City Royals. In his free time, Allen enjoys napping, cycling, and eating.