Samantha is a British athlete accomplished in Taekwondo and triathlon, representing her nation in both sports. She enjoyed sports through childhood and at age 16 started competing internationally in Taekwondo. This was just two years after starting her first class in the martial art. Read More... “Samantha Taylor, vegan martial artist and triathlete”
Some athletes cause pause for thought and some are amazing examples of what can be done. Mike Fremont is one who has pushed the boundaries of what is believed possible. He retains world records and a level of astounding fitness level. Read More... “Mike Fremont, vegan runner”
Few people have made an impact on their sport as emphatically as Harvey Lewis. The American has twice won the Badwater Ultramarathon, considered the toughest footrace in the world. The 135 mile race takes in extreme temperatures and massive height gain and losses. Read More... “Harvey Lewis, ultramarathon runner”
Antonio di Manno has become a recognised force in ultradistance running with some notable success in his native Italy. He won the 2019 6 hour race Ore di Titina. In June 2021 took first at L’ultimo sopravvissuto. The second of these was a Last Survivor race. Read More... “Antonio di Manno, vegan ultradistance runner”
He took up running later in life, running his first half marathon aged 35. Attributing it to a midlife crisis, Damian spent the next years reaching astonishing heights in the sport. By 2021 he had seven records and FKTs (Fastest Known Times). Read More... “Damian Hall, vegan ultramarathon runner”
Naomi is a runner who has rapidly improved to become a nationally recognised force over 5k up to marathon distance. Enjoying competition on a regular basis, she had a pre-COVID lockdown half marathon personal best of 1:15:19. this was from March 2020 and she’s since improved on it. Read More... “Naomi Mitchell, vegan runner”
Ana Stefulj is a vegan runner who has made a big impact on distance running at national level and internationally. The Croatian took her first medal at the National Championship in 2019. She believed she could run 1:20 half marathon, which not everyone agreed with. Read More... “Ana Stefulj, vegan runner”
Juanjo Larrotcha is an ultra distance runner who continues to excel in the most demanding of races well into middle age. The Spanish runner has taken an incredible 17 overall victories in trail and ultra-trail races. They include a win at the 2017 Nepalese Annapurna 100 km race, which includes over 5500 metres of height … Continue reading "Juanjo Larrotcha, vegan ultramarathon runner"
Itir Atadiyen is an extremely successful mountain runner and sky runner in her home nation of Turkey. She is known for running longer distance races of 10 km up to and beyond marathon. Most races have brutal height gains, routinely exceeding 1000 metres. Read More... “Itir Atadiyen, vegan sky runner”
Mirsad is one of a large and growing number of extreme distance athletes competing internationally on a vegan diet. His talent for running has been evident since youth. In 1989 aged 15 he won a national championship in cross country running. Read More... “Mirsad Abdakovic, vegan long distance runner”
Anabelle is an American long distance runner born in Puerto Rico who has competed at all levels in Masters running over a range of distances. Since 2000 Anabelle has taken wins and set course records at local racing. She is a member of Philadelphia Masters Track & Field, and races for the Mid Atlantic Association. … Continue reading "Anabelle Broadbent, vegan runner"
Alina is a successful track athlete competing at national level in her home nation of Israeli, and internationally. She was Israeli national champion for the 110 m hurdles three times (2017., 2018 and 2019) and she competes overseas. She is the 5th fastest nationally of all time in this event. Read More... “Alina Drozdov, vegan … Continue reading "Alina Drozdov, vegan track athlete"
David has become a high profile athlete in track and field, competing internationally. He has competed over several distances with most success over 400 metres individually and in 4 x 400 metres relay. In the 2016 Rio Olympics he helped the US team to the Gold medal. Read More... “David Verburg, vegan track athlete”
Budjargal Byambaa is an ultradistance runner who runs extreme distance events over several days. In doing so he covers enormous distances at impressive speeds. In 2013 Budjargal broke the 24 hour national record for his home nation of Mongolia after completing 182 km, and he has completed the 10-day Sri Chinmoy race five times. Read … Continue reading "Budjargal Byambaa – vegan ultradistance runner"
Elena competes in track and field, representing Spain in the Paralympics in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Born with a degenerative visual condition, she qualifies for the T12/B2 categories. Elena is known for her remarkable versatility as she has competed in long jump, 100 metres and marathon. Read More... “Elena Congost, vegan runner”
Ana Cufer is recognised as a world class runner in one of the most demanding of disciplines – mountain running. The Slovenian is established member of the national team and has represented her country in international events. In 2016 she began to make a significant impression on the sport with three course records among 12 … Continue reading "Ana Cufer, vegan mountain runner"
Melissa Sundermann, has been competing in cycling, running and multisport events – completing epic distances at elite times. She was the first Amateur woman at the REV3 Ironman triathlon where she finished with a personal best of 10:57:20, crossing the line with her husband and children. Read More... “Melissa Sundermann, vegan endurance racer”
Borja Ignacio Perez Batet is a multisport athlete from Spain who competes internationally. He’s competed in the European and World Duathlon Championships, taking the 30-34 age group World title in 2016. World and European Duathlon Championships duathlon competitor World Age Group Duathlon Champion, 2016 San Silvestre Vellcana Amateur winner Borja has also run 10k in … Continue reading "Borja Perez Batet, vegan runner"
Andreas Vojta is an Austrian track athlete who has become the leading national track runner as well as a successful international competitor. He has personal bests of 3:36 for the 1500 metres, 13.38 for 5000m and 28:33 for the 10,000 metres. Read More... “Andreas Vojta, vegan runner”
Lisa is established as an active multisport athlete, representing Team GB in Duathlon and competing for European and World honours. In 2017 Lisa qualified for the European Duathlon Championships for her age group, marking an achievement that she did not think she would beat. Read More... “Lisa Gawthorne, vegan duathlon competitor”
Swedish national triathlon champion Stefhan Andersen celebrates a decade as a vegan this year, having turned vegan in 2007. Stefhan’s main motivation to go vegan was initially simply to not get sick: “I had like 20 days/year that I could not train on because I had a cold or something. Read More... “Stefhan Andersen, vegan … Continue reading "Stefhan Andersen, vegan triathlete"
Julia has been a prolific competitor in a variety of sports, competing internationally in bobsleigh, bodybuilding, fitness and sprinting. The path hasn’t always been smooth; Julia was born with a heart condition which was not diagnosed until 2009, and a bobsleigh crash left her with a broken back. Read More... “Julia Hubbard, vegan sprinter and … Continue reading "Julia Hubbard, vegan sprinter and figure competitor"
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”
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. In 2015 Antoine turned professional. Read More... “Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches, vegan triathlete”
Sebastjan is a Slovenian triathlete who has raced sprint, Olympic and Ironman distance events. He is best known for his performances at Ironman level. His accomplishments include four full Ironman events, of which all four were completed in under ten hours. Read More... “Sebastjan Gergoric, vegan triathlete”
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. As a young child she trained in athletics although she gave it up to concentrate on netball when she was twelve. Read … Continue reading "Morgan Mitchell, vegan sprinter"
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. He won Sovev Emek, the most prominent Israeli ultramarathon four times in recent years, winning the 61km race in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and … Continue reading "Ariel Rosenfeld, vegan ultradistance runner"
Denis was born in Russia and moved to New York, USA in 2006. He moved to New York to develop a career in finance but by 2010 he had given it up to pursue one in health and fitness. Things progressed quickly and in 2011 he took four top five finishes in distances ranging from … Continue reading "Denis Mikhaylove, vegan ultradistance runner"
Ultradistance runner Damian Stoy has been a prominent runner since 2006, with numerous podium finishes and race victories. He won Grand Teton 50 miler in 2006 then recorded four second places before taking three wins in 2010, two of which were course records on 50 mile courses. Read More... “Damian Stoy, vegan ultradistance runner”
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”