There Are Many Benefits Of Caffeine for Performance—Here’s A Complete Guide


Two-time Olympian and 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden drinks three to four cups of coffee each day. “I’m a huge coffee fan,” Linden tells Runner’s World, which should come as no surprise since she and her husband own a coffee company, Linden x Two. “I have two cups first thing in the morning, and it’s beneficial in getting all systems—mind and body—up and running before I head out the door for my first run,” she adds.

Many of us—elite and non-elite—use caffeine to our benefit, as research has shown that in addition to perking you up, it can also make you faster, help you focus during your workoutsboost muscle recovery afterward, and improve overall circulation.

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