Alberto is a versatile endurance athlete who has excelled at ultramarathon and marathon races as well as taking on demanding cycling challenges. He has won the Ultramarathon of Lanzarote three times and completed a 1067 km North-South crossing of Spain in one 42-hour stage.
Alex Dargatz is most famous for winning the 2005 World Fitness title, after five years as a vegan. The change was motivated for numerous reasons, lead by ethical and environmental, and he bases his diet on wholefoods with vegetables and fruit being a large component.
Alison Crowdus is a powerlifter based in Northern Kentucky, USA who has qualified for the XPC Finals at the Arnold Sports Festival. In March 2017 she made her debut there. This follows many years of sport including 13 years of cheerleading, throwing shot put and discus in high school, lifting recreationally and then powerlifting. She is the tenth woman globally to have bench pressed 500lb..
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.
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.
Amanda is a boxing champion, bodybuilder and trainer who is passionate about animals. She came from a family of boxers and has won the Chicago Golden Gloves title an amazing four times. She has also won a North America bodybuilding title.
Amanda turned vegan aged 29, although she stopped eating meat aged 5 when she discovered that animals were killed for it, and ate very little dairy until she went full vegan. She has rescued dogs and brings her passion for animals to her gym training, proudly wearing vegan logos at every opportunity. ... click to read more.
Anastasia has competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting. She's taken regional wins and competed nationally, as well as taking part in the World Bench Press Championships. Recording a 330 kg total at 63 kg as well as 335 kg at 72 kg. Interest in the health aspects of veganism interested Anastasia in changing her diet, which is now also motivated by ethics.
Vegan since age 18, Andreas has become established in the highest level of the Swiss National League. He won the league title with SC Bern. He was vegan for all of his career except his first season, and in his last season was the oldest player in the team. Now retired, he has since managed the Swiss national U18 team.
Andy is a vegan racing driver with some of the most impressive records in the most demanding events. He has the most podium finishes of any driver in the Rolex 24 hour at Daytona and the first triple champion in that event - he has five wins. He also competes in streetluge where he has won the world title, and has a purple belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu.
Established as a leading Professional triathlete in Canada, Antoine competes in long distance and half-ironman triathlons, and has already broken the four-hour barrier several times. He has qualified for competition at world championship level and taken podium finishes at Pro level. He has studied Food and Nutrition Science at University level.
Ariel Rosenfeld has been recognised for several years as a leading ultramarathon runner in Israel, winning the premier national ultramarathon four times and being named national athlete of the year three times. He has also gained respect internationally and taken on extremely tough events outside his home country including Spartathlon and Berlin Wall 100 mile race.
Despite starting to play at a relatively late age, Auryn has played in the Australian National league before playing in Germany and the UK. He then returned to Australia and a successful league career there. Auryn is a power forward known for his high energy, and turned vegan in 2013 after reading The Thrive Diet. ... Click to find out more.
Austin Aries is a World Champion wrestler who is one of five wrestlers to win the Triple Crown. He has risen to the top in Tag and Singles wrestling, becoming the Ring of Honour champion, world ROH World Tag Team Champion, X Division World Champion TNA World Champion. He has been vegan since 2011 and vegetarian for 11 years before this, and published a book 'Food Fight' was published documenting his research and discoveries on food.
Ben has represented the USA and is listed as one of the top Ironman competitors in the World. He has competed at the Ironman World Championships and has the all time #2 time for the Lake Bakal marathon in Siberia. He's also taken on extreme events covering vast desert areas over several days in the 4Deserts challenges.
Bill McCarthy is a international powerlifting competitor and strength coach who has finished in the top five at the US Nationals five times,and was the 2013 Arnold Festival champion. He's won the US Open three times. Weighing in at 110kg, his personal bests for raw powerlifting are 177kg bench press, 275kg squat and 286kg deadlift. He has competed at the Arnold Sports Festival three times and runs a powerlifting team. He's also broken a 20 year old State record for equipped bench set by a multiple world champion.
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.
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.
Voted World Athlete of the decade (1980s) and Olympic Athlete of the Century (1900s), and winner of nine Olympic gold medals. He was the leading sprinter of the time and the anchor of the successful US 4 x 100 m relay team. Carl also excelled in long jump and acheived one of athletics' longest unbeaten runs with this as well as one of the most enduring world 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.
Catra Corbett is a prolific ultramarathon competitor who regularly tackles cross country courses of 100 miles or more. She is known as one of the most colourful characters in ultramarathon running, and has adopted veganism and a positive outlook following earlier years of alcohol abuse. She has the record for the 424 John Muir Trail out-and-back and has completed over a hundred races at 100 miles.
Since turning vegan in 2000, Christine has acheived some notable cyclo-cross successes and has joined the US national team which whom she competed ath the Cyclo Cross World Championships. A respected authority in the world of cycling, she has competed in prestigious events and spoken of the support she has derived from eating vegan.
Eight years after turning vegan, ten year old Cody has national and international success in racquetball. He has become American Junior racquetball Champion, and at different times both Indoor and Outdoor World racquetball champion. He has been State Champions and been third in the Junior Olympics. His success means he has sponsorship deals. He also has a black belt in karate and a big fan of vegan food, especially Veggie Grill and some home made meals. Click to find out more.
Craig ihas won the US National title, the US Figure Championship - and the American/Canadian title five times. He is one of the most sought after performers in ice spectaculars, known for taking on difficult disciplines and executing them flawlessly and with energy. He has been vegan for most of his life and continues to perform and compete into his middle age.
Dalila Eshe is a basketball professional who has played in the National league in the US, and overseas. This included countries with leagues of a high standard including Turkey and Russia. She played in the US WBNA for part of the year and in Europe for another part. Whe has played in the US National team and was named in the SEC representative team. She also coaches.
Race victories and course records have come to vegan Damian Stoy who is recognised as one the most accomplised mountain runners in the USA. He's won races at 50 miles and 100k, setting course records on at least three occasions. He's competed at the US National Trail Mountain Championships and has 23 podium finishes.
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.
Without a background in competition, Denis rapidly became a successful ultradistance runner, which culminated in taking a recognised Guinness world record in treadmill running over twelve hours. He's also set course records over 54 miles and 50k and has placed and won numerous ultra and trail races. Click to find out more.
Dusan is a successful bodybuilder and trainer with national titles. Based in New Zealand, he gave up meat and dairy due to family health problems with immediate health benefits, and soon after won two major titles. He's won 'Mr New Zealand' and later the Masters category. He's since won a national over 60 category and has gone on to coach and publish a book on training. Click to read more.
Dustin plays in the American national team and has also played in the the highest standard national league in the world (Brazil) and in France. He has won international tournaments with the American team and in 2015 was part of the US team that won the world title. He turned vegan in 2012 after stumbling on a book by vegan sports legend Rich Roll.
Ed is a skateboarder who turned professional aged 18 and was soon featured on covers of skate magazine. He won skate championships including the World Cup, Spanish Championships and Slam City Jam. He turned vegan at the start of his career and following retirement pursued a career in art nd photography, which has been very well received..
Ellen is a senior athlete who has excelled at State level and has qualified for National competition. She has placed nationally and at State level in distances from 100m to 1500m and in 2014 took six individual Golds in th Florida games. She has also competed successfully in 5 km and 10 km events, taking top three placings in her age group on dozens of occasions. She is also an author, coach, columnist and radio presenter covering fitness and veganism.
Emily is a kickboxer whose move to boxing earned her a national title. The Australian trains hard, travels by bicycle and is a drummer in two bands. She feels that her diet is very effective in maintaining health, strength and endurance. Sh3e was the 2012 Asutralian Amateur champion and in 2013 took Silver. She turned vegan at age fifteen with a through understanding of the food industry having discovered about the environmental and social impact.
Fiona Oakes is a passionate vegan (since teenage) who runs an animal sanctuary almost singlehandedly. She is also an 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 Marathon des Sables, a 154 mile event across the sand dunes of the Sahara in extreme heat - twice.
At 6'3" and 116kg Georges is an imposing figure on the ice and was a respected player in the Canadian national league. Now retired, he played in the Canadian National league for Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers before retiring in 2010. He played the tugh position of Enforcer and was known as an energetic and assertive player. As the victim of racist abuse as a childhood player, George was quick to react on the ice when confronted and was known as a player who was prepared to fight - and generally won!
Competing as a class three veteran, Glenda has set 21 records at Australian, National and Commonwealth level. She has squatted well over double her bodyweight, overcoming numerous injuries to continue her winning ways. Glenda turned vegan in 2013 and is keen to spread the word about the cruelty of the animal agruculture industries and the option that older women have to compete and succeed.
As the leading Australian batsman of his age, Greg was also captain fortwo terms leading up to his 1984 retirement. He has since become a leading writer on health and fitness. Playing in 87 test matches, he averaged 53.86 with a 247 not out top score. He was also valuable in the field, breaking the record for catches by a non-wicket keeper. Due to his world leading batting his bowling was often overlooked, athough his 47 test wickets at 40.70 showed a world class ability with the ball too.
Greg has made an impressive impact on the world of natural bodybuilding since turning vegan and starting to compete. He has beaten rivals younger than him and continues to inspire, coach and advise others. He has been awarded the elite Pro Card in two leading bodybuilding federations and is unbeaten in Masters competition - despite competing in Florida where fitnes and bodybuilding are so popular.
Following success as a walk-on in college football, Griff has progressed to thighest levels of his sport, now playing for Oakland Raiders in the NFL. He researched veganism in an attempt to improve his perforance and has had excellent results. The Wide Receiver is relatively small for his role, and is known for his speed in the role where he has made great impressions.
Harri was the winner of the 1997 World Thai Boxing title at 60kg. He had turned vegan three years previously after previously reducing animal products consumption. the title meant he had to face two of the most challenging National champions - from Thailand and the US. Now retired, he trains for fun and has also run marathons and ultramarathons.
Multiple world records and Gold medals mean that Heather Mills is one of the leading winter sports competitors in the world. She won four Golds at the 2012 US Adaptive Alpine Skiing National Championships and in 2015 she broke five world records in three months. The amputee has also assited in the availability of prosthetic limbs and owns a vegan foods brand including restaurants. Click to read more
Helen has represented her country as a fell runner. She's twice finished second in the British Fell Running Championships, and has won international Gold with the English team in the World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships - where she won individual bronze. She's been picked for the Great Britain Mountain Relay team three times. She has been vegan since 2009 following her experiences working with animals as a vet.
Iceland is known as a nation where strength sports are popular and standards are high. Vegan viking Hulda has competed successfully in both raw and equipped competition. She has broken all the Icelandic records in ther class related to equipped lifting, rebreaking them repeatedly. She has been crowned Icelandic champion several times and competed in European competition.
Ida is a Swedish rower who has competed in women's teams at international level at some of the most prestigious and high standards events. She's won Gold at the Swedish nationals in the 8s and among her international achievements is winning Gold in the pairs at the World Masters. She was a member of the national team just three years after starting to row, and has been vegan for most of hr rowing career.
Ivan is a natural bodybuilder who has held a Pro Card since 2009 and been vegan since 2013. He has placed in the Pro division of the Garden State Pro Show (twice) and Central Florida Classic Pro Show and NGA Western States Championships. He also finds time to compete in triathlon and duathlon races with great success.
Jack is a cyclist who has risen from lower ranks to become a national level cyclist. His sensational rise has included nine victories in major races, and international competition. He competed in the Cycle COurier World Championships and won the main race in 2008. He is known for his piston tattoos on the backs of his legs and has been vegan through all of his cycling career.
James is an instructor, British Champion and World Champion in Savate, a French kick-punch ring sport. He is the 2011 British champion and a leading instructor in the French martial art. He teaches in a South London dojo and continues to compete internationally. In 2014 he won the World title and he's also been the Vice Champion and Bronze medallist. He's also trained fighters to success alongside competing himself.
Jay has mad a rapid impact on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, taking emphatic wins in international brown belt tournaments before completing a rapid rise to black belt. In 2016, fighting at Brown Belt level, he took five Golds and was awarded his Black Belt. This took seven years, compared to the typical ten years. In his first year as a black belt he took three Bronze medals and two Gold. Read more here.
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.
Despite qualifying for masters categories, Joe has competed in open cateories with plenty of success. The clean living American has been awarded a Pro Card in a very short time despite starting to compete at a relatively late stage. His Pro Card was awarded after winning a competition in the Open age category despite being aged 48. He has since been awarded a second Pro Card.
Australian Joel Kirkilis is a vegan bodybuilder and powerlifter. He has won the Victoria bodybuilding title in 2009 and placed second in the Melbourne Open and Victoria Class 2. He has acheived enormous lifts in powerlifting, benching 150 kg at 80 kg bodyweight. He turned vegan to avoid animal exploitation and now trains other athletes. Click to read more.
Johanna is a world recognised athlete in two seperate sports, having represented Germany in Rugby Union and won an international series in team cycling. Vegan for half her life, she has 24 international rugby caps including playing at the World Cup. She captained her club side as they won ten international titles. She continues to train and has more competition planned in cycling.
National-level strength competitor and vegan advocate. Joni Purmonen has competed in the finals of Finland's Strongest Man and UK's Strongest Man. He is a founder of online community www.veganfitness.net. He is an accomplished powerlifter with a 230 kg squat at 107kg bodyweight. He's also competed in Highland Games, and runs a gym he founded in Berlin.
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
Julia has five national powerlifting records, including all of those available at one weight. She has also successfully competed at the World Championships and is entering international competition. She works full time as a fitness instructor and has been vegan since 2013, making the change initially for fitness reasons and later enthusiastically embracing the ethics.
Kara Lang is a former member of the Canadian women’s football team who has played successfully at club and national level. Kara started playing at the highest levels at a very young age, and became the youngest player to score an international goal. She played for Canada as they won the U19 World Championships. She's played in central defence as well as in an attacking position and once socred in four seconds from kick off.
Karl lives on a farm with rescued horses, and caring for them forms part of his workout. He also trains in bodybuilding and has built an impressive physique as well as taking strong placings in high profile tournaments. Placing 6th at Mr Universe and winning a WABBA Grand Prix are among his achievements.
Karl turned vegan after finding out more about the animal agriculture industry and was helped by his wife who was already vegan. Since then he has gained more weight and feels better. The results at Mr Universe and WABBA were as a vegan.
Kevin Selker has been US National Champion in track cycling and has represented his country in several events - all as a vegan. He has cycled for the US national team in Track Endurance, Sprint, Team Sprint and Keirin. He's been recognised at national level since age 20 and has won the Oregan state championships as a junior before that.
Rising up through the junior ranks to become a successful international senior skater by age 20, Larkyn has been vegan since age seventeen. She's already competed at the Canadian Nationals three times and taken a medal, and has her first international medal. After qualifying for the 2018 Winter Olympics, competing at Beijing in 2022 is a priority and she will be training hard for this.
Laura has represented her country and acheived world titles at tough endurance events. Three years after turning vegan her debut in duathlon qualified her for the World Championships. Since then she's competed nationally and internationally. Her placings include an age group win at at the Short Course Duathlon World Championships and in the USAT Mid Atlantic Triathlon Series and she was the 2012 short course Triathlon world champion.
Environmental activist and vegan, Leilani Munter is one of the few women making an impact on racing driving. She has competed in the NASCAR weekly racing series and in half her stock car races she's finished in the top ten. She's competed at high profile events including Daytona, and has taken many opportunities to highlight issues such as renewable-powered motoring, ecology, veganism and defence of marine life.
Lisa is a duathlon competitor who has placings at European and World level. She has also enjoyed running at events around the world and is proud to work for a company that makes vegan confectionary. She has placed 16th at the European Championship and 10th at the World Championships. She has also written a book about training for fitness.
Mac Danzig is an internationally recognised Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) competitor who has competed at the highest level. In 2005 Mac won the King Of The Cage Lightweight Championship which he successfully defended four times, and has also won The Ultimate Fighter 6 competition. He retired with 21 wins from 34 fights, and is also an accomplished wildlife photographer.
Madi has made an impression on the demanding sport of triathlon and has represented her country. The Canadian vegan has evolved from a runner to a complete athlete and is now working on establishing herself in international competition. She's finished 15th at the International Edmonton World Cup, and taken Bronze at the X-Terra World off-road triathlon.
Enjoying an unusually long career in an extremely demanding sport, vegan Marc-Olivier turned vegan after discovering more about nutrition and the food industries and has not looked back. The tough tackling Canadian plays a key role in defence as he plays in the National League, and trains on strength, speed as well as incorporating meditation into his routine.
Meagan is a pairs skaters who has achieved national and international medals. In 2012 she became the Canadian Pairs gold medallist and went on to win the title a total of seven times, breaking the all time record for points. She also won international bronze in 2013, later winning the world title on two occasions. At the Winter Olympics she has won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals, and has won numerous medals around the world at the highest levels before retiring in 2018. She has been vegan since 2008.
Two-time Austrian champion and European-ranked Melanie has established herself as a force in European women's boxing. She has been national champion and taken placings in quality European competitions . Veganism has made it easier for Melanie to stay at a healthy weight without losing strength. Read more here.
From feats of metal bending strength to state and national records in powerlifting, this fitness trainer shows how to grow strong as a vegan. She has broken the California state records for bench, squat and deadlift, and the deadlift was also a US national record. Melody enjoys less conventional feats too, and enjoys breaking chains, tearing old directories and bending items such as car number plates. Click to find out more
Michael has been a professional ice hockey player since 2001, and played as a forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also played for Toronto Marlies and Rochester Americans before retiring in 2014. He turned vegan in 2011 and was known for his community work and involvement with fans. Read more here.
Michaela is an established rower with top placings in American and International events. She won two national titles in the 2015 US National championships and helped the quad team to several podium places at high profile events. Michaela accidentally broke an indoor record when a training session was recognised as the fastest recorded time for that distance! She has competed in singles and quad events.
Mika has played for Wales as well as competing in the national league for her club Swansea City. Mika has represented her nation in the World Cup, and has also been vegan since age 4. She has found that veganism is welcomed in the often dangerous sport of roller derby and has net other vegan players. Click to find out more about Mika,
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 chief instructor in Goju Rya Karate. He has captained the US national team. His family have been vegetarian for many years and Mirko is a life long vegetarian and long term vegan who believes in avoiding harm to animals.
With numerous titles at national level and an enviable record of competing internationally, Mo Bruno-Roy is an accomplished cyclocross cyclist. She has competed at the World Championships and World Cup, and has been national US Champion in the National Cyclocross Calendar and Women's Single Speed Cyclocross. She has been vegan since 2010 and vegetarian for twelve years prior to that.
Molly is an accomplished cyclist who has won a number of individual races and the Oregon state championship twice. She is respected as an experienced cyclist who has competed at the top for many years, and credits a vegan diet for her physical condition and mental focus. She turned vegan the same years as she started competitive cycling so her whole career has been vegan.
Morgan is a 400 metre sprinter with two Australian National titles and appearances worldwide, including one competing in the 2016 Olympics. She's also a integral part of the Australian 4x400 relay team where she typically runs the anchor leg. She has been the fastest Australian woman over the distance for 13 years.
Former world number one, world champion and the first Triple Crown winner from outside the British Isles, Neil Robertson is known for his phenomal break building. He is the most successful player outside the UKand Ireland, and has racked up an incredible 103 century breaks in one season. Click to find out more
Neil Robinson is a retired soccer player who played in the English top division for Everton and Swansea City. Neil has been vegetarian since age 13 and vegan for most of his football career. He was born within sight of the Everton Football ground where he was later to play. He went on to play in Europe for Everton, and was known for his high levels of fitness. Neil was nicknamed 'Bananaman' due to his love of bananas.
Vegetarian since birth, powerlifter Nigel Morton has made an impact nationally as he has shifted enormous totals. The big Canadian has already had success with coaching, although he has plans to take his own total to even bigger numbers. Already squatting 300 kg, Nigel turned vegan in 2010 aged 21 and this period has seen him gain size and strength thanks to a dedicated training ethic and good diet.
Niki is a snowboarding professional living among the mountains of Canada. She's taken wins at high profile events including the 2018 North American Championships and has qualified for the Elite Freeride World Tour. She has been vegan since 2015 and has a strong appreciation of environment and concerns about the cruelty of animal agriculture.
Vegan Pam has acheived amazing things on the water, although when she started her career she faced a ban on women competing, so competed in men's events and still took medals. She has won 32 national titles, competed at three world championships and broke records which still stand. She took eight Golds at the 2006 US National Championships and was undefeated in the women's C1 1000 metres, where she took the national record.
The amazing endurance Paolo has enables him to compete and take top placings in 24 hour cycle races in Italy. Vegan since 2004, he also participates in cycling tours across southern Europe which raise awareness of animal issues including the meat industry and bullfighting. Paolo is self trained and builds his incredible fitness cycling around the hilly mountain trails around his hometown of Turin.
Pat is a Baseball Pitcher in the American Major League. He's been at the top of the game for many years since signing for Minnesota in 2006 and has played for other big names in the game. Pat's known for his unusual action and says his diet helps maintain his health and energy when he plays, enabling him to come into to pitch at difficult times. He's represented the US in the World Baseball Classic.
Pat was an accomplished marathon runner but is best known for her astounding acheivements in powerlifting. This has been achieved despite a serious genetic cancer which Pat has fought for over thirty years with a plant based diet. She has broken UK national, European and World records in her age groups as she has progressed through the divisions, and some of her records in younger age groups still stand.
Patrik is a former bodybuilder who has also been Germany's Strongest Man (105kg), European powerlifting champion and holds world strength records. He took the European Powerlifting title (open category) in 2012 and has broken world records for yoke walking, beer keg lifting and front hold. He has competed with the world's best strongmen and spread the word about his veganism by public speaking engagements and writing. ... click to read more.
Peter is recognised as one of the best fast bowlers in the world and has been an established member of the Australian cricket team. He has over 200 test match wickets, has been ranked #7 in the world and is one of the few bowlers to have taken a hat-trick in a Test. He has taken five wickets in an innings on eight occasions.
He has also contributred with the bat and was the first no.9 to score a Test 50 in both innings, and became the 100th Australian to score over 1000 test match runs.. Following a determined recovery from a stress fracture, Peter was recognised for his committment to recovering his health and fitness. Peter and his wife rescue and rehome dogs and several of their own. Their dogs were a big part of their wedding.
Competing in the 63 kg category, masters weightlifter Ramona Cadogan has placed second at national competition on two occasions. She has snatched 55kg and clean and jerked 72 kg. She has been vegan since 2006 and has also won a powerlifting regional competition. She has been vegan since 2006 following six years vegetarian.
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.
Rob Bigwood is a top-level armwrestler who competes with the best in America and around the world. He has competed at high level competitions and beaten many of the sport's top names including world champions. He's won over 40 State Championships and in 2006 was the left handed World Champion in the Super Heavyweight division. He's also starred in 'Game of Arms', a TV series which arranged competitions involving teams across the USA.
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 turned 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.
Sarah is an international wheelchair basketball player and triple Paralympian with three medals from the 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 many years. She has played in the Australian National League extensively, and was leading club points scorer in 2010.
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 has broken the course record for the 2189 mile Appalachian Trail, and is described as the greatest ultramarathoner of modern times.
Seba Johnson is a Slalom skier who has represented her country at the Winter Olympics. She has been vegan since birth and has been groundbreaking in her sport as one of the youngest ever to compete in her sport at the highest levels. She competed in her first Winter Olympics aged just 14 and again when she was 18. She has also dealt with racial harassment at dangerous levels and gone on to educate people about issues including animal welfare and health.
Veganism is not common in Slovenia, although Sebastjan has excelled as a leading triathlete in the country. He has competed at European level and qualified for the world Ironman Championships. His Ironman PB is just over nne hours, and he is a member of the Slovenian amateur triathlon team. He also races mountainbikes and has completed a three hour marathon.
Shea West is a BMX rider who returned to the sport after successes as a junior. He's a passionate vegan in a region where vegans are rare, and believes his healthy approach to food is helping him as he competes at state and national level. Returning to the sport as an adult he's been placed second in the Central US States Gold Cup, he's won the Kansas State title in the Expert class, and been entered to the Kansas BMX Hall of Fame.
Spencer is a national class racing driver with top class finishes in some of the most gruelling events. He has entered team events with fellow vegan Andy Lally; together they had a top three finish in Road America. He's won the 2011 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and has raced four times at 24 hours of Le Mans. In a career spanning over twenty years he has become established as one of the leading drivers in the US.
Since turning vegan in 2007, Swedish triathlete Stefhan Andersen has been national champion in the gruelling sport of triathlon. His preferred Half Ironman distance includes a 1900 m swim, 90 km on the bike then a 21 km run. Stefhan turned vegan to try to improve his resistance to illness, which seems to have worked.
Steph Davis is a world-recognised climber who has tackled some of the most challenging climbs across America, and is known as a determined pioneer in women's climbing. She was the second woman to climb El Capitan in one day and the first woman to free climb the Salantha Wall on El Capitan and Torre Egger in Patagonia.
Tammy is a highly ranked black belt who has enjoyed competing nationally and internationally, winning the Autralian Open in veteran kata and reptresenting South Africa for ten years. She also trains women in self defence and as Marketing Director of her family firm brings vegetarian products to the word. Read more here.
As a teenager Tia has made an impact on the world of surfing both nationally in the US and internationally. She has won numerous touraments and is an ambassdor for PETA2. She finished third in the World Juniors in 2014 and in 2015 she win the Ron Jon Jr Pro. Just after a year since turning 18 she win the World Surfing Games in August 216. Click to read more
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.)
With an established history of success at national tournaments into her 40s, Vicky is recognised nationally in the United States. She has been consistently ranked in the top six amateurs in the country, in a category including players young enough to be Vicki's daughters. She has been ranked #1 in Northern California in singles, Mixed Doubles and Women's Doubles nd in 2014 won the US National Senior Tourament.
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.
Vlad Ixel started running in 2012 and has made a massive impact very quickly on the sport of ultramarathon. This includes wins at major international ultra events and competing against the sport's best. He's competed at the World Ultra Trail Championships and has wins at some of the high profile 50k and 100k events, many of which have been course records. Despite inexperiencein cycling he's transitioned successfully to traithlon.
Weia is a Dutch veteran athlete who has set multiple world records. She has excelled in the high jump and has competed in other sports. In 2016 she counted 23 world record breaking performances in different disciplines including heptathlon, triple jump and javelin. This came despite not competing at all until she was aged 45. Weia turned vegan in 1982 when veganism had a very low profile. Read more here.
Yolanda has quickly made an impact on US powerlifting soon after taking up the sport. The determined vegan turned to powerlifting after competing in bodybuilding and soon broke the California State record for bench and squat, with the squat also giving her the US national record. She has since rebroken them both. Yolanda typically weighs in at the lower end of her weight category but is still the lifter to beat, proving an impressive strength to weight ratio.
Zak is a multiple state cycling champion with twenty six Elite National Championship Medals. He has five national titles, is a two time Team Pursuit National Champion and three time Pan Am National Champion. He's won the North American Cycle Championships twice He has accomplished all of his cycling acheivements on a vegan diet having gone vegan before the start of his career.