Krista Austin

Health and Performance Specialist

Biography Information

Krista Austin is a sport scientist currently serving as a performance specialist for professional and Olympic sport athletes and industry consultant. Austin has worked for the United States Olympic Committee, the English Institute of Sport, England’s Cricket team and multiple national governing bodies of sport. Her wide range of expertise includes developing high performance plans, consulting for professional sport teams, preparing athletes for the NFL combine, endurance coaching for distance runners and triathletes of all levels, and providing performance nutrition to multiple populations from elite athletes to diabetics. Her industry consulting has included start up companies such as Coala Life, Generation UCAN, EatRx, and Hypoxico Training Systems. In addition, she has consulted for Ironman, Michael Johnson Performance, TriDot, Masimo and Hutchinson Technology.

Austin is best known for “Rebuilding Meb” Keflezighi, the 2009 NYC Marathon champion and supporting the 2008 USA Taekwondo team as they made Olympic history. In addition, her recent work includes performing validation of occupational physical assessments for the U.S. Marine Corps ground combat elements and external review of the selection and assessment process for Marine Reconnaissance Training Company to support reductions in attrition and enhancement of student resiliency.



  • BA, Physical Education, Point Loma Nazarene University
  • MS, Exercise Physiology, San Diego State University
  • PhD, Movement Science, Florida State University



National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist


The Journey


Sports Science

International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Associate Editor


English Institute of Sport
Performance Nutritionist


United States Olympic Committee
Manager, Athlete Performance Labs


National Governing Body Consultant
USA Taekwondo
USA Triathlon
USA Weightlifting


Michael Johnson Performance
Performance Nutritionist


Performance Nutritionist

Military Performance

Marine Recon

Army Special Operations

Industry Consulting

Coala Life
Generation UCAN
Hypoxico Training Systems
Mile High Training
Mind Spring Sport
Hutchinson Technology

Advisory Board Member




Performance Nutrition: Applying the Science of Nutrient Timing

Injury Prevention and Recovery for the “The Women’s Guide to Training for Triathlon”

Austin regularly writes for accredited industry publications and serves as a referee for multiple scientific journals.

Public Speaking

  • Nutra Ingredients USA Sport Nutrition Summit
  • Boston Marathon Expo
  • Sport Camps and Teams
  • Academic Conferences

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