Superheavyweight powerlifter Alison Crowdus has quickly become a leading lifter in the US, qualifying for the XPC finals at the Arnold Sports Festival. Her impressive equipped total is one she fully expects to improve on and she is also starting to compete in strongman, winning her first competition.
2012 saw Alister make an impact on the international trail running world with a course record and some impressive placings at tough events. The Canadian represents his country at mountain running and is also taking on marathons. He has placings at international 100 km.races and helped Canada to second in the 2013 Mountain Running Championships. His run at the 2017 Mont Bremont Ultra trail gave him a convincing win in the extreme course.
Amanda is a boxing champion, bodybuilder and trainer who is passionate about animals. She came from a family of boxers and has won the Chicago Golden Gloves title an amazing four times. She has also won a North America bodybuilding title.
Amanda turned vegan aged 29, although she stopped eating meat aged 5 when she discovered that animals were killed for it, and ate very little dairy until she went full vegan. She has rescued dogs and brings her passion for animals to her gym training, proudly wearing vegan logos at every opportunity. ... click to read more.
Canadian athlete Brendan Brazier turned vegan and was told that this would restrict his athletic performance. He has since researched food and enabled himself to win national titles as well as produce several acclaimed books on nutrition. He has competed in triathlon and ultramarathon and has set course records.
Cat Johnson is a national class cyclocross racer who is passionate about her sport and her veganism. She changed to cyclocross from marathon running, soon after becoming vegan, and in 2005 won the Boulder Cyclocross series. She hopes to inspire other people to compete with enthusiasm in sport and to go vegan.
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.
Serious health issues have not stopped David from acheiving at extremely high levels including Paralympic and World Championship Gold medals. His recovery from an enormous operation in late 2014 saw him back to full training in weeks following a high nutrient vegan diet. Click to find out more about David.
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.
Ivan is a natural bodybuilder who has held a Pro Card since 2009 and been vegan since 2013. He has reached the podium several times and also finds time to compete in triathlon and duathlon races with great success.
Known for possessing an outstanding physique in his later years, Jim trained hard into his 70s. He also had a successful career as a younger man and achieved an impressive set of titles. Jim was outspoken in support of the vegan diet and encouraged people to eat a healthy, plant-based diet for the good of their health and sport. Click to read more.
Performing at elite level in two different sports, sprinter and bodybuilder Julia Hubbard has recovered from a broken back to take nationally and internationally titles in both sports. As a vegan she has taken national Gold in British level sprinting three times, has won seven Pro cards in bodybuilding and taken dozens of category wins. Read more here
Karl lives on a farm with rescued horses, and caring for them forms part of his workout. He also trains in bodybuilding and has built an impressive physique as well as taking strong placings in high profile tournaments. Placing 6th at Mr Universe and winning a WABBA Grand Prix are among his achievements.
Karl turned vegan after finding out more about the animal agriculture industry and was helped by his wife who was already vegan. Since then he has gained more weight and feels better. The results at Mr Universe and WABBA were as a vegan.
As one of the leading instructors internationally in karate, Sensei Buchwald has won and retained the British karate title and now resides in America as leading teaching assistant to the world cheif instructor in Goju Rya Karate. His family have been vegetarian for many years and Mirko is a life long vegetarian who believes in avoiding harm to animals.
Peter is recognised as one of the best fast bowlers in the world and has been an established member of the Australian cricket team. He has over 200 test match wickets, has been ranked #7 in the world and is one of the few bowlers to have taken a hat-trick in a Test. He has taken five wickets in an innings on eight occasions.
He has also contributred with the bat and was the first no.9 to score a Test 50 in both innings, and became the 100th Australian to score over 1000 test match runs.. Following a determined recovery from a stress fracture, Peter was recognised for his committment to recovering his health and fitness. Peter and his wife rescue and rehome dogs and several of their own. Their dogs were a big part of their wedding.
Rich is an elite-level amateur ultra-distance endurance athlete who has competed in the toughest events in the world. He adopted a vegan diet when, at age 40, he realised his health and fitness were at very poor levels. He is also an advocate for a plant based diet, which he believes played a large part in his transition from an unhealthy middle-aged man to the top-level athlete he is today. He is a regular ultraman competitior which involves a 10km swim, cycling over 200 miles and running a double marathon.
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.
When the record-breaking basketball player turned vegan, he dealt with the coaches' concerns by getting even fitter. Salim broke records for shooting from the three-point area and has taken his University team to a win by scoring in the last seconds. He turned vegan because, as he said '"I don't think you should eat something that had a mother."
Sarah is an international wheelchair basketball player and triple Paralympian with two medals from Paralympics and seven national titles to her name. In 2012 she was included in the Australian squad where she won a third medal (Silver). She is also a teacher of Philosophy and has been vegan for years.
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.
Torre is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified coach and six-time champion pro-competitive natural bodybuilder with pro cards in four distinct bodybuilding organizations. Raised vegetarian since birth and vegan since 1998, Torre built his physique entirely on a vegan diet without the aid of supplements.
Torre’s training style focuses on physical symmetry and aesthetics, and has therefore become the most sought after vegan bodybuilder internationally. Torre is the first vegan bodybuilder to be featured in GQ Magazine (March 2016 issue.)