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Jason Sager - Cycling

Jason SagerHometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Current Residence: Park City, Utah

Sport: Mountain Biking

Pro/Elite since: 2000

Date of Birth: 03/26/75

Favorite fruits: Oranges, Bananas, Apples

Favorite veggies: Carrots, Tomatoes, Sprouts, Spinach

Hobbies/Other sports: Cooking, reading, street skateboarding

1. When and why did you choose to stop eating animal products?

1992, after a week's binge on Burger King.

2. What has been your experience as a vegan athlete? Have you noticed any performance or health benefits or problems?

I only need to watch Iron levels when going to altitude for prolonged periods - an Iron supplement is necessary. I find being a vegan athlete is an asset in that so much detail is put into your diet that its only natural for meals to be of the highest quality - something imperative as an athlete.

3. Have teammates and other athletes been supportive or critical?

Everyone asks if I'm having sticks or bark for dinner.

4. A brief history of your athletic career.

8 yrs of skateboarding led to 8 yrs of road and mountain bike racing. There were a few years of overlap between the two sports - and those were the best.

5. Most memorable results or achievements.

Racing with the sport's best - Lance, Ned, Tinker, Bobke, Roland...I've slayed them at least once, sometimes only once, but that's all it takes.

6. Why did you join OA's PRO-Activist team?

To lead by example and share information.