King of the Track: Motocross' Ryan Dungey

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King of the Track: Motocross' Ryan Dungey

Champion rider Ryan Dungey discusses the demands of Motocross, and how he stays fit to win. (Dairy-free diet, dirtbike, and custom-designed boots included.)

The Success

Dungey’s 22 Motocross wins in the 450cc division tie him for third on Motocross’s all-time wins list. He has won 64 percent of his 450cc division races (an unheard of amount) and he has led Team USA to three consecutive victories at the Motocross of Nations serving as team captain for the last three years. He plans to lead the team again to Motocross of Nations in Belgium at the end of September.

But numbers and statistics aside, his career shows just how crucial fitness and diet really are. “Dungey doesn’t win because he’s necessarily the most gifted rider out there,” said Short. “He wins because he takes his diet and workout strategy into his own hands. He reads, questions the right people, works with his body’s physiological chemistry, and clocks the hours of hard work. He’s living proof it pays off.”

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