Palantir, a data analytics corporation, is run by billionaire Alex Karp.
Karp recently did an interview with Axios, and claims that he has just 7% body fat- the same as Michael Phelps at the 2008 Olympics.
Karp attributes his physical fitness to cross-country skiing near his home in New Hampshire:
Business Insider: “The New York Times previously reported that Karp sometimes skis between 40 and 60 kilometers a day (roughly 25 to 37 miles), weather and time permitting. He even opened Palantir’s first-ever pitch to public investors while roller skiing through a forest, and recorded the company’s 2021 holiday message on the slopes.”
Karp told Axios that he focuses on distance rather than speed while training:
“To run like a deer, you have to spend 90% of your time running like a snail,” he said, adding that this approach builds up a powerful base of fitness.”
^Karp cross-country skiing
Why should you care about this? I’m not exactly sure…
It seems like Axios was very intent on sharing personal information about how a random billionaire stays so physically fit.
Should we all just become billionaires so we can cross-country ski over 30 miles per day and have a pointless article written about us?
Then we can only hope that a dumb ski blogger will decided to write some silly words to further spread the message.