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. He’s also run 10k in an extremely competitive 29:25, and among his results were a win in the San Silvestre Vallecana Amateur in 2017″, … 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, 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. 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. As a young child she trained in athletics although she gave it up to concentrate on netball when she was twelve. Read More... “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”
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. Alister cites 2012 as a breakthrough year, although in 2011 he secured a victory in a 50 mile event. Read More... … Continue reading "Alister Gardner, vegan trail runner"
Madi Serpico is a Triathlete who at age 21 (in 2014) has already competed nationally and in international competition. Results include 15th at the International Edmonton World Cup, 2012, 13th in the 2012 Pan American Cup (Magog) and 10th in the Canadian National Championships. Read More... “Madi Serpico, vegan triathlete”
Vlad Ixel is a runner who competes in the extreme sport of ultradistance marathon running and has made an amazing impact on the sport in a short time. Vlad started running in 2012 and turned vegan shortly afterward. In June 2013 he entered the 75km Kep ultramarathon in Perth, Australia and won by over 5 … Continue reading "Vlad Ixel, vegan ultramarathoner"
Yassine Diboun is an ultra distance runner of Moroccan/American descent who lives in America. Since 2007 he has won twelve races, ten of which were thirty miles and above. He has 25 top three finishes at 30 miles and above. His results include 100 miles completed in 16 hours 43 minutes and 1 second. Read … Continue reading "Yassine Diboun, vegan ultramarathon runner"
Laura Kline is a multisport athlete from Pasadena, USA, best known for her success in Duathlon. Duathlon is an endurance event which starts with a run, changes to cycling, then returns to running. She participated in hockey, softball, basketball and boxing while at high school and college, then at age 26 started competing in the … Continue reading "Laura Kline, vegan duathlon competitor"
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. Ellen started running aged 28 although was not as enthusiastic then because of the climate she … Continue reading "Ellen Jaffe Jones, vegan track athlete"
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, up to and including ironman triathlon. Read … Continue reading "Ruth Heidrich, vegan endurance athlete"
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 … Continue reading "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”
Weia is a veterans athletics multiple world record holder and vegan. She started competing in masters athletics in 1995 aged 45, following decades of not training at all. By 1999 she was competing in Gateshead, UK, where she came second to an athlete who set a world records for the womens age 45 age category. … Continue reading "Weia Reinboud, vegan track and field athlete"
Fiona Oakes has made great achievements in her running, which seem all the more impressive given her incredibly full lifestyle. This means that training competes with a number of other demands on her time and energy. Fiona has worked as a retained firefighter, a job which meant she was often on call and needed to … Continue reading "Fiona Oakes, vegan marathon runner"
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”