Vespa and OFM Heroes

Athletes and Enthusiasts from all over the world use Vespa.  Here are their stories.

This Weeks Vespa Hero - Michele Graglia

If you are not familiar with Michele here are a few of his achievements:

  • Holds the FKT (FKT=Fastest Known Time) for the fastest crossing of Chile’s Atcama Desert & China’s Gobi Desert on foot.
  • 2020 Winner of the Moab 240 in 61 hours, 43 minutes, and 15 seconds
  • 2018 winner of Badwater 135 in a time of 24:51:47 in the HOTTEST temperatures in the history of the race where they saw the mercury rise to 128F (53C)!

What you probably don’t know is Michele was a top International Fashion Model who left that life for one of adventure into seeking his potential and testing his limits as an ultramarathon athlete. It’s a story you won’t want to miss and one that will inspire you on your journey!

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Gavin shares with us his unique & captivating life journey. In it he describes how Vespa & OFM have transformed his health & performance, and allows him to compete with athletes half his age. 

Marci Zavala, a 46 years young wife and mother of two teenage boys, and currently a 4 time World Champion in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. Take note in Marci's 'glow' and youthful exuberance!

Bart is running Ultra's at 75 and defying the aging process . . . he recently completed a 50 miler in under 12 hours, a goal which eluded him until Vespa.

Carlos is a 63 years young Neurologist who hails from Portugal. A former cyclist turned Ultrarunner we catch Carlos for an interview after his Pilates class only a day after running a 100K on trails . . . talk about recovery!

John Olsen is an amazing athlete, check out his achievements below. In this impromptu video John discusses how he could not have done this without the help of Vespa and OFM.


Listen to Gael talk about his accidental journey to Fat Adaptation after experiencing the health benefits of using Vespa.

See how Sarah beat adrenal dysfunction to recover and resume competing with the help of OFM & Vespa

Chris Nolta - Crop Duster - uses Vespa to help him perform his intense job at a high level

Jessica Rohlman - used Vespa as fuel to deal with Gluten intolerance - now kicking PB's and is in the best shape.

Diane Cridenda literally turned back the clock to keep performing at 66 years old.

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OFM and #VespaAthlete Josee rocked it at Spartan World Championships in Tahoe, placing 7th in her age group! Way to go, Josee!

"I just want to take a minute to thank you for all you did for me over the summer. I did well in West Virginia knocking 45 minutes off my time from last year and qualified for Lake Tahoe. As you know, the conditions made it difficult. I finished 7th in my age group and many did not finish. I am very pleased with my progress! I feel that being fat adapted played a huge role in helping me push through the cold, though terrain and more difficult obstacles. I did not have to stop often to fuel up and I had plenty of energy to tackle the climbs. I am going to keep it up and keep working hard. My goal next year is top 3 in Tahoe!! Thank you so much!"

James Hughes
From metabolic syndrome to breaking his PB after 16 years.

"2 years ago I was in full metabolic syndrome. At the urging of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, I started down the path of fat adaptation, the only treatment shown to reverse metabolic syndrome...24 months later...after completing two 70.3’s as fat adapted, I’m never going back to a standard diet. It was my performance in the two half Ironman’s, including breaking a 16 year PR, that convinced me to move up to a full. ‪ What has worked well in racing and training is a packet of Vespa conc. and a serving of Ucan every 2 hours. Thanks for and incredible product that has taken me from a middle of the packer to a contender."

[FINLAND] Through the combination of Vespa and following an OFM lifestyle, Petri now completes his training and racing without bonking, GI issues and weeks of recovery.

[ESTONIA] Aet Kiisla, a University Professor and Ultra-runner who discusses her journey from Carb loading to Low Carb, and then Fat adaptation to VESPA +Fat Adaptation.

See how Mike Willard nearly had to give up running because of gout and arthritis but with the help of OFM, Peter Defty and Vespa was able to run the Rocky Raccoon 100.

See Jeff's story from Carb Loading to Diabetes to Keto to Fat Adaptation, how he feels 20 years younger and his performance had improved.

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Nick Coury - 50k Marathon winner thought Vespa was a gimmick until he tried it.

I was skeptical about Vespa at first. I had seen it in magazines for years, and thought something so expensive and without calories must be snake oil. A friend happened to give me two packets to try on a 50 miler with 20 degree cooler temps than expected, 30-40 mile an hour winds, and freezing rain from mile 20 to the finish. My fingers stopped working just after I took the first Vespa, and I couldn't open gels or pick up food. I had aid station volunteers feed me the other Vespa at 35. I never bonked, and never waned on energy despite 30 miles with almost no calories. There's no way that should have been possible, and I've used Vespa in ultras ever since.

On a good day, I burn more fat and don't need to eat so much, saving my stomach. On a bad day it lets me ride out nausea and avoid major bonks long enough to get over rough spots. It's become my insurance policy against a bad race, and I couldn't imagine going without it anymore.

Gladys - improved her performance and got rid of her gut issues with Vespa

"I wanted to thank Peter A. Defty and Vespa for saving my race!!

Great customer service making sure I got my order in time before traveling to my race in Chamonix. I usually use the Vespa Jr every 90 to 120 minutes and some simple carbs in between.

The hills were so long, that was the first time I had to add a gel half way through it, and even though I had tested it during training, I don’t train over 8hrs and as soon as I had half of that gel at that time, I started feeling nauseous, so immediately put it away, let my stomach settle for 10 min and the only thing I felt like having then was Vespa Jr, it set me well, and was able to finish that climb strong and never felt nauseous again, finishing 30 min under my goal time. Thanks again for an amazing product!"

See how Janet Pucci keeps running Ultra's with the help of Vespa at the ripe age of 71.

See how Peter Mortimer strings back to back Ultra's with the help of Vespa and OFM

Gina Pape runs her 1st 50mile Ultra at the age of 62 with the help of Vespa and OFM

Kuni Yamagata - 67 year old runs Ultras sub 24 with the help of Vespa and OFM

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