Brendan Brazier, vegan triathlete
Canadian triathlete and endurance runner Brendan Brazier has won triathlons at Olympic distance, Half Ironman and full Ironman. Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and marathon (26.2 mile) run. He has set the Bigfoot Half Ironman course record twice and was twice Canadian 50k champion, in 2003 and 2006.
In his 2003 victory, only two athletes broke four hours, and Brendan's time of 3.19.18 gave him victory by over 13 minutes. In 2006 he won by 21 minutes.
Thriving on his diet
Brendan was involved in a serious road accident in 2003, and used his rehabilitation time to write a book about vegan nutrition for sport. He has since written sequels, and released commercial replicas of his energy drink and energy bar he developed for racing. This became the Vega range, which has won awards and become a commercial success.
His booka 'Thrive', 'The Thrive Diet' (a portion of Amazon sales goes to support this site) and others are respected as well-researched guides to plant-based nutrition and Brendan has spoken extensively on the benefits of plant based eating.
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