Courses like those on American Ninja Warrior challenge agility, strength, determination, balance and more. Vegan Calle Alexander has fought his way through to multiple finals as well as excelling in similar competitions across the United States. He's been a National finalist on eight occasions and broken the national record for dead hang.
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Bodybuilding in the Figure division, Victoria has already made the podium and progressed to the World Championships. The NPC competitor turned vegan after finishing a season and realising that she needed more from her diet to sustain her. Her preperation includes yoga, heavy lifting and high intensity cardio training.
A busy time at the sanctuary threatened to derail vegan 'Queen of the Extreme' Fiona Oakes from completing another emphatic demonstration of running. A change of plans took her to a midnight runin summer daylight in Norway, where flight delays and terrible running stood between her and another entry in the Guinness World records to go alongside her existing ones. After a determined run in a cow costume, Fiona showed what she was capable of.
The agility of Tim Shieff has given him freerunning titles and places on high profile TV challenges. This year the vegan returned to Ninja Warrior UK in the fourth series, the show in which he won the first series and was a finalist in the second. Ahead of him were a course record, a cool, calm and collected approach and some amazing control in the series which tests strength, accuracy, control and so many other attributes. He spoke on the prime time show about how he was representing vegan athletes, and left the series having shown incredible abilities.
Wrestling underthe names Cherry Bomb and Allie as well as her real name, Laura Dennis is known as one of the most exciting and accomplished wrestlers in the women's sport. She's won the Classic Championship Wrestling title twice, Pro Wrestling Xtreme title, TNA Knockouts Championship and the Impact Women's title. She's been vegetarian since age 14 and vegan since 2014, fuelling her demanding schedule successfully without animal products.
In the month she turned 21, Tia Blanco fitted in two tounraments either side of a trip to Barbados. The first saw her return to Puerto Rico, the country of her birth, to surf her way to top spot there. A couple of weeks later she was in Canada for the Tofino Rip Curl, where she took a second win. Now vegan for five years, she explained to us how her current goals prioritise enjoyment, and how she keeps to her vegan diet when in different parts of the world.
As the European Powerlifting Championships kicked off in the Czech Republic, Icelandic Champion Hulda weighed in after a long journey from her home in the icy north. Recent meets have seen vegan Hulda break her own records again, and she has consistently reminded us that she has not peaked and we can expect more improvement. Not everything went according to plan, although Hulda's hard work was proved to be making her even stronger.
Years of success in both bodybuilding and sprinting has brought Julia Hubbard the recognition she deserves. The fitness trainer has been asked to appear at the upcoming Bodypower expo, the largest indoor exhibition of its kind. Julia is looking forward to taking in some of the events scheduled for the weekend later this month as well as representing veganism.
Epic runs are fantastic fun for one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners. Catra Corbett has overcome massive obstacles before including over one hundred 100 mile races and the fastest ever 'yo-yo' out-and-back 424 mile crossing of the John Muir Trail. She had two objectives at the Beyond Limits Ultra, one of which was to have fun. It appears she achieved them both.