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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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