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Culinary experts often claim that “what grows together, goes together,” and Olympic cross-country skier Torin Koos proves that this adage rings true. Raised in the heart of Pacific Northwest pear country, home to 84 percent of the U.S. fresh pear crop, Koos’s approach to healthy diet and fitness inspires all who want to live a healthier lifestyle. In support of that message, USA Pears has been an official sponsor of 33-year-old Koos for several years and is proud to continue its support as he competes in his fourth consecutive Winter Olympic Games in 2014.
To keep his fans and fellow pear aficionados updated on the latest from Sochi, Koos will be posting regular photo updates from USA Pears’ Instagram account, on which he is giving fans a glimpse of his journey while reassuring followers that there are plenty of USA Pears in the Olympic Village dining hall.
As a professional athlete, Koos says that sound nutrition is integral to his success and pears are a key part of his diet. Having been raised among the orchards in Leavenworth, Washington, he holds a special affinity for pears, which inspires his important pre-race meal, “a tall glass of orange juice and a big bowl of oatmeal, topped with slices of Green Anjou pears three hours before race time. Works like a charm.”
When asked his feelings about the Olympics, Koos shares, “It’s the festival of sport powerful enough to unite the world. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
More information about Koos and his partnership with USA Pears can be found here.
*Photo courtesy of Toko USA