Some athletes cause pause for thought and some are amazing examples of what can be done. Mike Freemont 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 Freemont, vegan runner”
Ryan has been a world class powerlifter for several years, making his mark at the highest level against the strongest opponents.
He’s competed in raw divisions with IPF and USAPL in the 120 kg category. This includes four category wins at the IPF Masters’ World Championships. Read More... “Ryan Stills, vegan powerlifter”
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”
Lawrence has risen through the ranks to become a world-recognised force in Professional boxing.
By 2018 he held the Commonwealth cruiserweight title. In the following year he won the British and European titles in the same category. The World title followed in 2020. Read More... “Lawrence Okolie, vegan boxer”
Bradie has quickly established himself as a notable powerlifter in the USA. At a young age he has already hit international standards.
By 2021 he had raw benched 155 kg (342 lb) in the 100 kg (220 lb) category. He’s deadlifted 280 kg (617 lb) in the 100 kg (242 lb) category. Read More... “Bradie Crandall, vegan powerlifter”
Chris plays basketball in the NBA in the USA, representing the Phoenix Suns as a point guard.
The 183 cm (6’) from North Carolina has been named NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He’s won NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award and has two Olympic gold medals. Read More... “Chris Paul, vegan basketball player”
Nienke has shown fantastic fitness and strength in the demanding sport of Crossfit to compete internationally with the world’s best.
She was crowned “Fittest woman in the Netherlands 2020” after winning the CF Open. Before this she qualified for CrossFit Games (World Championships) on Team Vondelgym in 2019. Read More... “Nienke Overveld, vegan crossfit athlete”
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 gain. Read More... “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”
Veronique Cormier has established herself as a leading powerlifter in her home nation of Canada.
She competes in the 57 kg category. At 18 she competed at the Eastern Canadian Championships and at 20 she hit the nationals (Junior class). She lifted a total of 312 kg there and went on to the Pan American Championships that year. Read More... “Veronique Cormier, vegan powerlifter”
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. Read More... “Anabelle Broadbent, vegan runner”
Unsal is a Turkish boxer who currently lives in Germany and fights at Super Welterweight. Since he gave up meat he has become the IBF European Champion, WBU World Champion and GBU World Champion. Later he turned vegan and since then has won the UBF European title twice, WBC Asia title and the BDB International German title. Read More... “Unsal Arik, vegan boxer”
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 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”
Cam Newton is a quarterback, playing American football in the USA’s NFL for the New England Patriots. He’s become established as one of the players of his generation with some fantastic NFL records.
- Seven NFL all-time records
- 21 NFL firsts
- NFL record for quarterback rushing touchdowns
He has the NFL record for quarterback rushing touchdowns (67) and the most games in NFL history with a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown Cam is the first player in NFL history with at least 250 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, one passing touchdown, and one rushing touchdown in a single game. Read More... “Cam Newton, vegan American Footballer”
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 More... “Budjargal Byambaa – vegan ultradistance runner”
Hollie is an incredibly strong powerlifter who has achieved some amazing lifts. Competing in the ~48kg category, she has squatted 105kg and benched 60kg. Her deadlift is over three times her bodyweight at 155kg.
Unsurprisingly, Hollie feels that her deadlift is her greatest achievement. Read More... “Hollie Kempton, vegan powerlifter”
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”
Making his mark on cricket in his home nation of Australia and abroad, Kane has become a hot property. He’s sought after in the exciting short forms of the game and has become a household name. The right-arm medium-fast bowler has represented his nation in 25 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 26 T20 matches (as of March 2021). Read More... “Kane Richardson, vegan cricketer”
Dawid Kawka is a Polish powerlifter who made his mark on the 2020 National Championships with some enormous lifts.
Competing at 74kg with the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), Dawid squatted more than three times his bodyweight at the Championships to break the national Polish record with a 250 kg squat. Read More... “Dawid Kawka, vegan powerlifter”
Lewis Hamilton is established as the leading Formula One driver of his generation and one of the all-time greats. He’s taken numerous wins and Championships.
By 2020 he was a six-time World Champion (the second most of all time) with 88 individual race victories. Read More... “Lewis Hamilton, vegan racing driver”
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 wins. Read More... “Ana Cufer, vegan mountain runner”
Massimo Lepardi is known as someone who has worked hard to promote veganism in Italy through education – and by example as an internationally competitive athlete.
Unlike many athletes who have been active in a sport since childhood, Massimo started training in diving at age 49. Read More... “Massimo Lepardi, vegan diver”
Fia Kamlund has built up some amazing strength to bring her success in powerlifting. Competing in the 84kg category in both raw and equipped categories she has achieved a 430 kg raw total in competion and 512.5kg equipped.
These international level totals have brought her success in her home nation of Sweden, where she is national champion in equipped lifting. Read More... “Fia Kamlund, vegan powerlifter”
Established in the NBA, basketball’s Wilson Chandler is recognized as an entertaining and effective player capable of making a great contribution to his team’s performance.
- NBA Basketball player with Brooklyn Nets and NY Knicks
- Successful career in China
- Known for athletic leaping
He currently (in 2020) plays for Brooklyn Nets and has previously represented New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets as well as playing in China. Read More... “Wilson Chandler, vegan basketball player”