Katie Rainsberger is a 13-time All-American collegiate track star. And she’s only just getting started. This future medalist has set her sights on competing on the world stage. Ajee' Wilson, the U.S. 800-meter record holder, spent the past year prepping to compete in Tokyo. Gail Devers, a two-time U.S. gold medalist sprinter, although retired, regularly challenges herself with running marathons and staying active training her children. Despite these three very gifted women being in a different stage of their journey, their stories and goals are part of the bigger dream we all share – that no matter who you are, where you are, or what stage of life’s journey you’re in, having better health is a dream we all share.
At Thorne, the mission is to help everyone – from the elite athlete to the everyday achiever – attain that dream. Because we believe that better health is possible at every point in your life. By combining testing with science-based supplement interventions and diet, exercise, and lifestyle recommendations, Thorne is at the forefront of personalized health, with a continuing mission to help every individual take control of their health and live a healthy life.
To celebrate the launch of our Better Health Campaign, we are showcasing each runner’s inspiring story, the hurdles and challenges each one has overcome, and how Thorne has helped each one of these remarkable athletes achieve her dream of better health.
Katie Rainsberger is a long-distance runner working toward a 2024 Olympic debut. She knows that to get there, her performance on the track is a direct result of her health and how she cares for her body.
“My health journey is one that is well-balanced, authentic to me, and constantly evolving based on my current training and individual needs,” she says.
Whether it’s her daily foundational support, or recovering after 7-day-a-week training sessions, Katie trusts Thorne to help achieve her goals of some day winning Gold.
“My go-to Thorne supplements are Amino Complex and Catalyte immediately after a hard workout and lifts. The Amino Complex is an amazing addition to my training and recovery because it allows me to quickly replenish after breaking down muscles. Especially after a hard workout, when it’s harder to stomach food, these liquid supplements have been game-changing,” she says.
The U.S. record holder for the 800-meter run, Ajee' Wilson is Tokyo bound. To compete and thrive at this elite-level, Ajee' knows she needs a wellness and nutrition plan tailored to her unique needs and goals. It’s why she chooses Thorne’s personalized solutions to help her thrive among the competition.
“What I put into my body for training and recovery is just as important as the work I put in at the track,” Ajee' says. “Thorne’s focus on high-quality products and rigorous testing gives me peace of mind as I train for the biggest moment of my life. I love that the Thorne products I use meet my specific needs, while being held to the utmost standards of NSF certification with no banned substances.”
This 3-time Olympic gold medalist, and five-time Olympian, Gail Devers has achieved her fair share of success. But even in retirement, Gail still treats each day like it’s training day. From overcoming a harrowing diagnosis of Graves’ Disease that almost ended her career early, Gail knows just how important it is to know – and care – for your body.
“Even in retirement I want to stay active and fit,” Gail says. “I ran a half marathon at age 53, which was a great challenge and goal. I ran a 1:53. At that time, I ran workouts, including hills, up to 12 miles. Now at 54, I do something active at least three times a week. That does not always mean running – it could be running, jogging, walking 1, 3 or 5 miles, riding my bike 5-7 miles or dancing with my girls.”
“As I get older, I want to make sure I’m doing everything necessary for me,” she says. In her mission to stay fit and active, Gail turns to Thorne for her healthy aging nutrition regimen, which includes Thorne’s Amino Complex, Catalyte, and Whey Protein Isolate before, during, or after a workout.
Achieve Your Own Dream of Better Health
Whether you’re an elite athlete or just looking to support your health and optimize your how you feel, Thorne’s personalized, scientific wellness solutions will support your goals.
With our innovative model of testing, teaching, and transforming health, we defy the usual expectations of good health. So, no matter who you are or what stage of life you’re in, discover how Thorne supports your dream of better health. Start your health journey today.