23 World Class
Twenty Three athletes who set World Records or became World Champions
Scott Jurek has excelled in the demanding world of extreme distance running, winning numerous races, setting course records proving the value of a purely vegan diet. He won the Hardrock 100 mile race 7 consecutive times, set numerous course records and has the American 24 hour distance record. He is described as the greatest ultramarathoner of modern times.
Eight years after turning vegan, ten year old Cody has national and international success in racquetball. He has become American Junior racquetball Champion, and at different times both Indoor and Outdoor World racquetball champion. He has been State Champions and been third in the Junior Olympics. His success means he has sponsorship deals. He also has a black belt in karate and a big fan of vegan food, especially Veggie Grill and some home made meals. Click to find out more.
Fiona Oakes is a passionate vegan (since teenage) who runs an animal sanctuary almost singlehandedly. She is also a elite marathon runner with top level finishes at prestigious marathons. She holds three marathon world records and is the fastest female to complete a marathon on each Continent. She holds the course record at the North Pole as well as the Antarctic Ice Marathon and has a personal best of 2hrs 38mins.She has completed the 2012 Marathon des Sables, a 154 mile event across the sand dunes of the Sahara in extreme heat.
Dr Ruth Heidrich is an accomplished distance runner known for notable masters' acheivements. She undertakes triathlons and has won her age group in national races. Studies on her by the Cooper Sports Clinic have given her age records for her ability in different categories, and she re-broke one despite being at the older end of the age category.
She truend vegan aged 47 in response to an aggressive breast cancer and has competed at a range of distances from track athletics to Ironman triathlons. She is recognised nationally and has written extensively on fitness for older people.