Years ago, few people conflated technical prowess with physical fitness. The archetypical techie of the early 90s, for instance, was Dennis Nedry, the portly computer programmer in Jurassic Park played by Wayne Knight, a.k.a. Seinfeld‘s Newman. In real life, tech titans like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs would never be mistaken for underwear models.
Twenty years later, though the image of the Red Bull-fueled, pizza-consuming, pencil-necked techie lives on, it’s balanced by another strain: The tech Master of the Universe who is not only proficient in Objective-C, but can run a sub-3:30 marathon as well and regularly bikes hundreds of miles over the weekend.
Though endurance sports hav…
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