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.
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's had 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
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.
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.
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.)