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These athletes were raised on a vegetarian diet and have all since become vegan.
Sandeep Kumar runner vegetarian from birth
Sandeep Kumar is a leading ultra trail and mountain runner in India. He tackles some of the toughest course, recording remarkable times and taking numerous victories.
Nimai Delgado bodybuilder vegetarian from birth
Nimai grew up in Mississippi raised by Argentinian-immigrant Hare Krishna parents. He has been vegetarian since birth, initially for religious reasons, and has never eaten meat
Kuntal Joisher climber vegetarian from birth
Kuntal is an Indian mountaineer who has pushed the boundaries in his sport with some amazing climbs.
Nigel Morton strong vegan powerlifter vegetarian from birth
Nigel is a powerlifter whose enthusiasm for his sport has led him to train others as well as compete. His training has brought him national success with some amazing lifts.
Cody Elkins racquetball player vegetarian from birth
With a supportive family who love sport Cody Elkins has become a noted vegan athlete at an early age.
Tia Blanco surfer vegetarian from birth
Tia Blanco has been a successful surfer for many years and has achieved international recognition very early in life. She is a member of the American surfing team and has won several surfing tournaments.
Mirko Buchwald fighter vegetarian from birth
Mirko Buchwald is one of the most respected instructors of Goju Ryu Karate and has studied the art for over 30 years. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt and chief instructor of the San Francisco Goju Ryu Karate Centre.
James Southwood fighter vegetarian from birth
James Southwood is an expert instructor and champion fighter in Savate. Savate (pronounced "Suh-vat") is a dynamic sport that combines movements from English boxing and French kicking. He is a multiple Great British Champion, 2008 World Bronze Medallist, European Silver Medallist (twice), 2016 World Vice-Champion, and 2014 World Champion.