Vegan Athletes

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Ultrarunner Michael Arnstein

True Love Health's Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete features ultrarunner Michael Arnstein.

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A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Rob Dolecki

True Love Health's Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete features BMX photographer Rob Dolecki.

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A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Pentathlete Justin Torrellas

True Love Health's Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete features Olympic hopeful Justin Torrellas.

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A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Runner Megan Hebbe

True Love Health's Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete features runner Megan Hebbe.

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Scott Jurek's New Book Eat & Run Released

Scott Jurek has just released his new book Eat & Run. I'm in the middle of reading Rich Roll's Finding Ultra, so I'll be keen to start reading Scott's book

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Vegan Athlete Pam Boteler Discusses Her Diet

Pam Boteler is a world-class athlete and champion canoeist. In this interview, she talks about becoming a raw vegan athlete and how it has changed her game. Pam is also the founder of WomenCAN International - a nonprofit organization advocating for the inclusion of women's canoeing events in the Olympics.

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Rich Roll is Finding Ultra

Rich Roll, vegan ultraman specialist, has a new book coming out at the end of May. Check it out!

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Run for the Animals! Poplar Spring 5K race May 20

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary will hold its 9th Annual 5K Run for the Animals! and 1-Mile Fun Walk. Approximately 700 area individuals and team members will compete for money, prizes, and raffle items. Delicious (all-vegan) refreshments will be provided.

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A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Catherine Johnson

Vegan cyclist Cat Johnson was featured in Matt Ruscigno's Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete series.

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Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Donovan Jenkins

The True Love Health crew has another Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete video. This time they follow Donovan Jenkins on his is attempt to run the Javelin Jundred, a 100-mile run.

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Raw Vegan Bodybuilding with Charlie Abel

Charlie Abel spoke at the OrganicAthlete Conference in 2005.

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Raw Food Bodybuilding

Charlie Abel has a new edition of his ebook about building muscle on a raw vegan diet. Is weightlifting and bodybuilding possible on a raw vegan diet? 38 year veteran natural bodybuilder Charlie Abel says it's very possible, and at 54 years old has the physique many in their 20s would envy.

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Venus Williams Goes Vegan

According to an article on the website postgame.com, Venus was diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome (pronounced show-grins) this past summer, an incurable immune system disorder that caused her to pull out of the U.S. Open in August. Through the recommendation of her sister, Serena, Venus began looking into holistic treatments for the disease, which has no conventional remedies.

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Top 11 Predictions for Vegan Athletes in 2012

Since Jostradamus Connelly gave his top ten predictions for a vegan 2012, I thought I would give my eleven predictions for vegan athletes in 2012. Yes, this one goes to eleven.

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Vegan Bodybuilders in the NY Times

Today's NY Times features an article about vegan bodybuilders. "Sculpted by Weights and Strict Vegan Diet" shares the story of several vegan bodybuilders, including Robert Cheeke and Kenneth Williams.

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Kickstart Vegan Athletes

A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete needs to raise $3400. They have raised $1034. Get into gear vegan athletes! This worth supporting.

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Unbeefy Linemen Still Stout

Here are two college football linemen holding their own without the meat: Richard Fisher of Cal and Fabbians Ebbele of the University of Arizona.

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Poland's Vege (not just) Runners

It's always inspiring to see vegetarian athlete groups in other countries. Here's some info on a group in Poland. Check 'em out!

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Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete: Cara Gillis

Matt Ruscigno has posted the 2nd of the Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete (he actually posted these over a month ago, but I'm just getting caught up); this time with former OrganicAthlete cycling team member Cara Gillis. It's so good to see Cara still hammering on. Enjoy!

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Vegan Tour De France

Quote: "After nine months on the diet, Zabriskie says he's feeling better than ever. He has had some of the best results of his career and says he feels more focused."

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Raw Vegan Bodybuilder Gets Huge

I came across this guy today. Whoa. He's a big guy!

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TrueLove: A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete Part 2

Matt Ruscigno and his TrueLove crew posted part 2 of their Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete series. This video follows Brian Davidson as he competes in a 200 mile bike race in Death Valley. Not be a spoiler, but he crosses the finish line first.

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Triathlete Hilary Biscay Goes Vegan

Although Biscay worried that her vegan lifestyle and four-to-six-hour-a-day training regimen would leave her feeling hungry constantly, it actually had the opposite effect. "It made me a lighter, faster and stronger athlete," she said.

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TrueLove: A Day in the Life of a Vegan Athlete

Vegan Athlete and endurance cyclist extraordinaire Matt Ruscigno is putting together a video series over at his blog True Love Health.

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New Website for Vegan Cyclists

 Dave Shishkoff has started a new forum for vegan cyclists.

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David Zabriskie Goes Vegan

Word from Peloton Magazine is that professional cyclist Dave Zabriskie is now vegan.

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James Southwood - Martial Arts

 James Southwood is a martial artist in the United Kingdom.

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Victoria Chapter Save a Turkey Trot Report

This is the report from OA Victoria's Save a Turkey Trot event. Good job to Dave et al for organizing our only Save a Turkey this year!

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Vegan Athlete Gets 2nd at US Marathon Championships

Jeffery Eggleston finished an impressive 2nd at the US Marathon Championships at the Twin Cities Marathon. He set a new personal best of 2:14:09 and earned the right to represent the USA at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

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OA Members Running NYC Marathon

A pair of West County vegan athletes are hoping to use their athletic abilities to make the world a better place, and have a little bit of fun, when they take to the streets of New York City this November for the running of the NYC Marathon.

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Team Vegan Philly

The group will be raising money for outreach efforts being done by the Humane League of Philadelphia. Team Vegan Philly also hopes to raise awareness of the benefits to both animals and people of leading a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Continue reading…

Meat Free Tour de France

Velonation reports that Dutch Tour de France rider Maarten Tjallingii is a vegetarian. Here is a highlight from the article.

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Mike Tyson Now Vegan

This is apparently old news, but I just read that Mike Tyson is eating a vegan diet. Anyone have anymore details?

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World Cup Mania: Vegan Footballers

I got to wondering today if there are any vegan athletes at the World Cup. A quick google search led me to "Lechuga," aka Carlos Roa.

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Interview with Canoeist Pam Boteler

Many thanks to Jurgen Bruynooghe for editing this post. Pamela Boteler is an elite canoeist and leading lady of the American women canoe/kayak scene. In this interview she explains what it takes to become a successful elite athlete on a plant-based diet and she shares some advice on how to achieve your goals.

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Betsy Bailey - Volleyball

"I feel much better about myself knowing that I haven't killed living creatures for my own convenience, tastes or comfort."

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Wendy Gabbe - Basketball

Wendy is a former NCAA basketball player. She says, "In terms of performance, I found I had more energy and endurance than my meat-eating teammates."

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Erica O'Connor - Inline Skating

 Erica O'Connor is an elite inline skater.

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Rob Bell - Inline Skating

"I spent countless hours reading up on vegans and realized that I could be even healthier on a vegan diet than I was before."

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Pam Boteler - Canoeing

On becoming vegan: "I just feel better overall. It has been nothing but a positive, and transformative, change."

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Kelly Lynn Nauyokas - Bodybuilding

 Kelly Lynn is a professional fitness instructor and bodybuilder.

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Duncan Seko - Cycling

 Duncan Seko is a former professional cyclist.

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Catherine Johnson - Cycling

 Cat Johnson is en elite cyclocross racer.

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Tim VanOrden - Running

 Tim VanOrden is raw vegan runner and successful mountain runner athlete.

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Molly Cameron - Cycling

If anything, eating organic and whole food keeps my energy level and mental focus consistent.

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Bodybuilder Kenneth Williams at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference

Kenneth Williams spoke about why one should chose a vegan diet.

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Scott Jurek - Running

 Scott Jurek is a 7-time winner of the Western States 100 mile running race.

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Christine Vardaros Speaks at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference

Christine Vardaros gave a presentation on her experience as a vegan athlete at the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference. Continue reading…

Kenneth Williams - Bodybuilding

 Kenneth Williams is a natural, vegan bodybuilder. This guy is huge!

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Katie Coryell - Surfing

I think it is very important to make people aware that you can be active, healthy, and fit without animal products in your diet.

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Adam Myerson - Cycling

 Adam Myerson is a professional cyclist.

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Robert Cheeke - Bodybuilding

I have been vegan for nearly ten years and a successful athlete over this decade of compassionate athletics.

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Vegan Athlete Maria Vlasak

Maria Vlasak is a former elite duathlete. She says: "I became a vegan in 1994 when I changed jobs. I had been looking for a healthier way to eat (commuting into the city and eating pizza every day for lunch wasn't working for me). My new boss was vegetarian and she was a great resource for questions/recipes, etc. I felt better almost immediately."

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Christine Vardaros - Cycling

 Christine has been a vegan athlete since 1995. Christine races cyclocross in Belgium. If you know anything about cyclocross, you know how hardcore that is.

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Jason Sager - Cycling

 Jason Sager is a professional mountain bike racer and a vegan athlete.

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Brendan Brazier - Triathlon

"At first other athletes told me I should really start eating meat. Now of course, they realize that vegan is a completely viable diet for high performance athletes."

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Tonya Kay - Dancing

 Tonya Kay is a professional dancer and raw vegan athlete

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