Alberto Pelaez Serrano is an experienced ultramarathon runner. He has won twelve ultramarathons and marathons – including the high profile ‘Ultramarathon of Lanzarote’ three times. He has the speed record for ascending and descending the Toubkal Mountain in Morocco – that’s 4167 metres of height gain. Read More... “Alberto Pelaez Serrano, vegan ultradistance runner”
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, read more about it here. She is one of the few women in the world to have ever benched 500 lbs (227 kg). Read More... “Alison Crowdus, vegan powerlifter”
Johanna has made an impact in two major sports since turning vegan. Following a successful period in which she captained her rugby union club team FC St. Pauli twice, she has established herself as a world class fixedgear cyclist.
In a nation known for its powerlifting and strength sports it can be hard to stand out, although Hulda B. Waage has done this. The Icelandic powerlifter has established herself as a leading powerlifter who competed in both raw and equipped powerlifting, holding several national records. Read More... “Hulda B Waage, vegan powerlifter”
Antoine is a Canadian multisport athlete specialising in triathlon. His strongest distance is 70.3, known as half ironman. This is a 1.9 km (1.2 mile) swim, 90 km (56 mile) cycle and a 21.1km (13.1 mile) run.
Morgan Mitchell is a sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres. She’s represented Australia on numerous occasions including at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. She’s also competed over 800 metres and 200 metres.
Pam Boteler is a retired sprint canoeist who has made history in a number of ways.
She started competitive sprint canoeing in 2000 at age 32. At that time, women were banned from national championship events. Pam was the first woman to compete in canoe at the 2000 US National Sprint/Kayak Championships. Read More... “Pam Boteler, vegan sprint canoeist”
Melanie is an Austrian boxer who lives in the capital Vienna and competes in the 60kg weight category.
At age 14 she took up full contact karate and competed for ten years, winning numerous medals at home and internationally. In 2010 she started boxing and by 2016, with other fifty fights on her record, Melanie had competed at national and European level. Read More... “Melanie Fraunschiel, vegan boxer”
Ariel Rosenfeld has been recognised for several years as a leading ultramarathon runner in Israel. He has also gained respect internationally and taken on extremely tough events outside his home country.
With a supportive family who love sport Cody Elkins has become a noted vegan athlete at an early age.
As a junior competing in racquetball, he has already achieved great things. In 2013 aged eight he was the American Junior champion, and in 2014 he was the California State Champion and finished third in the Junior Olympics. Read More... “Cody Elkins, vegan Racquetball player”
Success in powerlifting has given Melody Schoenfeld’s records at State and National level, and the petite American has shown enormous strength in kettlebell, old time strongman challenges such as bar bending.
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.
David Meyer has competed for years at the top of the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Over the years he has won numerous international titles at the top level and is recognised as a pioneer of the sport as one of the first non-Brazilians to achieve black belt. Read More... “David Meyer, vegan martial artist”
Mika Ireste is a leading player in the brutal and sometimes dangerous contact sport of roller derby. She plays in Wales for Swansea City under the name ‘Little Myy’ and also for Team Wales as ‘Ireste’.
David Smith is a successful para rower and cyclist who has won Gold medals at international level. David has overcome enormous setbacks and recovered to extremely high levels of fitness thanks to determination and high standards of nutrition.
Shea West is a BMX rider from Kansas USA. He started riding competitively in childhood and won several state championship titles and was placed fourth in the 1994 World championships. He was also part of the team which won a national team title in 1993. Read More... “Shea West, vegan BMX rider”
Ben Dame is a Triathlete, marathon runner and ultradistance runner. At the end of 2012 he was named as a national top ten triathlete in his age group and in October 2012 represented the USA at the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championship in London. Read More... “Ben Dame, vegan triathlete”
Michaela Copenhaver is an American rower competing in the Lightweight division.
She started rowing in 2003 and continued at University where she competed at two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships and one Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship.
Alister Gardner is a trail and mountain runner with some experience at marathon level and much more at ultramarathon distance. He has represented Canada at Mountain Running, taking part in a successful team.