From track sprinting to ultramarathons and extreme running, vegans have excelled in a variety of races. Some of the world’s best runners of all time are vegan, and some of the most impressive achievements have been made by vegan runners.
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.
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 which was 4167 metres of vertical 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, half ironman, which is a 1.9 km (1.2 mile) swim, 90 km (56 mile) cycle and a 21.1km (13.1 mile) half marathon run.
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.
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”
Ellen Jones is a senior runner who competes in distances from 100 metres through to endurance distances. Following success in the 2012 Florida State senior games she became eligible to compete in the Senior National Competition in four separate events.
Ruth Heidrich is a prolific runner who has maintained an astonishing level of fitness into her senior years.
A survivor of an aggressive breast cancer, Ruth turned vegan in 1982 aged 47 in response to the diagnosis. She has won over 900 medals for running of all distances, some of her most prestigious include:
March 1988: 1st age group place in the New Zealand Ironman Triathlon, aged 53.
Helen Fines is a British Fell runner who has represented her country and has placed highly nationally.
She has twice finished as the runner up in the British Fell Running Champs, and twice runner up in English fell running championships. In 2011 she was a member of the English team in the World Long Distance mountain running championships, when England won the team Gold. Read More... “Helen Fines, vegan runner”
Catra has run over 250 ultra marathons. She holds the overall record (for men and women) for completing the John Muir Trail twice (out and back), a total of 424 miles, and has the second best all time result for a woman running one way (212 miles). Read More... “Catra Corbett, vegan ultramarathon runner”
Fiona Oakes has made great achievements in her running, which seem all the more impressive given her incredibly full lifestyle which means that training competes with a number of other demands on her time and energy.
Rich Roll’s transition to world-recognised athlete started when at 40 he realised his health was being threatened by a poor lifestyle that involved use of alcohol and other drugs, poor diet and inactivity. Unable to climb his stairs, he adopted a whole food vegan diet and began to train. Read More... “Rich Roll, vegan ultraman”
Canadian triathlete and endurance runner Brendan Brazier has won triathlons at Olympic distance, Half Ironman and full Ironman. Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle and marathon (26.2 mile) run. He has set the Bigfoot Half Ironman course record twice and was twice Canadian 50k champion, in 2003 and 2006. Read More... “Brendan Brazier, vegan triathlete”
Carl’s outstanding career includes 9 gold and one silver Olympic medals in 100 and 200 metres sprints, long jumps and 4 x 100 m relays. He was voted World Athlete of the Decade for the 1980s and was also voted as Olympic Athlete of the Century. Read More... “Carl Lewis, vegan olympic sprinter”