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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.