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.
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”
John Rush is an American footballer established, playing fullback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
John played successfully at college from 2011 to 2015 and went on to play for the Blue Bombers in 2016. Over the next few years he was recognised as a regular team player as well as donating a lot of time to charity and community events. Read More... “John Rush, vegan American footballer”
Kim Best has taken on the challenging and at time brutal sport of strongwoman with determination, and made an impression in a short time.
Competing in her debut competition at Scotland’s Strongest Woman 2018 Kim developed a taste for the sport and a year later she placed second. Read More... “Kim Best, vegan strongwoman”
Diana Taurasi is a national and international women’s basketball player who has achieved amazing things across a fulfilling career.
At 37 (in 2020) she plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (USA). She has won three Championships, one WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, two WNBA Finals MVP Awards and four Olympic Gold medals. Read More... “Diana Taurasi, vegan basketball player”
Hege Jenssen is a pro level kettlebell competitor who has competed in her native Norway as well as in international competition. She’s done particularly well in snatch, and on her debut in the professional class took 5th at the World Championships, and she’s also taken the bronze medal at the European Championships. Read More... “Hege Jenssen, vegan kettlebell athlete”
Sahyuri (Sahy) Lalime is an accomplished Belgian powerlifter with Japanese-American roots who has competed nationally and internationally, achieving fantastic totals.
In 2018 and 2019 she won best overall female powerlifter at the Belgian Nationals and she has also competed at the IPF World and European Championships. Read More... “Sahy Lalime, vegan powerlifter”
Adam has become one of the most respected spin bowlers of his generation, representing South Australia and the Australian National team. He’s also has success in the 20 Twenty format in some of the most competitive competitions on the globe. He’s played with Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder, and went on to take a highly contested place in the Indian Premier League, representing Rising Pune Supergiants. Read More... “Adam Zampa, vegan cricketer”
Belgian Mountain Biker Frans Claes competes nationally and
internationally, and is established as a leading biker in his sport.
He has been Belgian Champion twice (2015 and 2016) and was
the overall winner at the UCI World Series Marathon in 2017. Read More... “Frans Claes, vegan mountain biker”
Cleanthony is a professional basketball player who has played in the NBA and Hungarian league.
He was an All-American college player at Wichita State University and in 2014 was selected with the 34th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the New York Knicks, with who he signed. Read More... “Cleanthony Early, vegan basketball player”
Sofia Jokl has been competing in Japanese Ju-Jitsu, competing in the Duo-System at European and World level.
The Duo system involves pairs of competitors demonstrating self defence against attacks randomly called by a referee. Speed, realism, control and power are among the qualities judged, and it is known as a spectacular form of ju-Jitsu with technical preparation and athleticism key to success. Read More... “Sofia Jokl, vegan Ju-Jitsu expert”
Melissa Sundermann, has been competing in cycling, running
and multisport events – completing epic distances at elite times.
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”
Alex is established as one of the most successful players of her generation in women’s soccer – with success at national and international level.
She started playing for the California Golden Bears while at University before being drafted as the overall number one in 2011 which took her to Western New York Flash. Read More... “Alex Morgan, vegan soccer player”
Shelli Beecher-Seitzler is a natural bodybuilder who has made an impressive impact on the sport in a short time.
After several people suggested she compete, she started training six days a week with the aim of competing. After five months she entered the 2018 INBF NW Royal Natural Bodybuilding Championship. Read More... “Shelli Beecher-Seitzler”
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″, a race with 45,000 runners. Read More... “Borja Perez Batet, vegan runner”
Chris Smalling has become a hot property in soccer. The English centre back plays for the world famous Manchester United in the English Premier League, and has also been picked for the English national team.
He signed for United in 2010 aged 21 and has helped the club towards the FA Cup (2016), Europe League title (2016-7) and an English league title (2016-7). Read More... “Chris Smalling, vegan footballer”
Andreas Vojta is an Austrian track athlete who has become
the leading national track runner as well as a successful international
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”
Zack Belknap is a pro-card holding bodybuilder and NASM certified personal trainer and from Eugene, Oregon. He has been awarded a WNBF Pro Card after impressive performances at regional level.
“My greatest achievements in bodybuilding have been winning my pro card in September 2018 and then winning my first pro show in April 2019” Zack tells us – although he has fond memories of another competition. Read More... “Zack Belknap, vegan bodybuilder”
Adam is a veteran cyclist who has travelled the world to participate in the top cycling events.
In 2003 the Australian competed in two tours and one classic, and by mid 2019 he had completed 28 grand tours and 12 classics. Read More... “Adam Hansen, vegan cyclist”
Anthony Mullally is Rugby League professional
who has played in the English and Canadian leagues and internationally for
At 196cm (6 ft 5 ins) and 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
he cuts an imposing figure. Playing at
prop, he initially signed for Widnes, the team in the town on his birth. Read More... “Anthony Mullally, vegan rugby player”
Nick Squires is an accomplished powerlifter who competes in
the raw divisions in California, USA and internationally.
He’s taken overall first in the LA Open, and Conejo Valley Open and category first in the RAF Open. In 2018 he was placed 2nd in the Drug Tested California State Championships before going one better and winning it in 2019. Read More... “Nick Squires, vegan powerlifter”
Dean Maher recently stood on the top of Everest
having planned to do it a year later and changing plans. It marked the culmination of some extreme
The summiting of Everest is one of the greatest achievement in mountaineering, and was part of Dean’s fourth trip to the Himalayas. Read More... “Dean Maher, vegan mountaineer”
Hector has become a household name in his
native Spain and in the United Kingdom as he has established himself as an
internationally recognised footballer.
Starting with the Barcelona youth team as an attacking winger, he played for Spain at U16, U17, U19, U21 and full international level. Read More... “Hector Bellerin, vegan soccer player”
Nimai grew up in Mississippi raised by Argentinian-immigrant Hare Krishna parents. He has been vegetarian since birth, initially for religious reasons, and has never eaten meat
“Both of my amazing parents are converted Hindus, and I was raised with a strong sense of compassion” he explains. Read More... “Nimai Delgado, vegan bodybuilder”
Bryant Jennings is one of the leading heavyweight boxers in
the world, with an impressive international record including two title
At school he played American football and basketball and competed in the 200 metres and shot put. He continued to play basketball before taking up boxing at age 24. Read More... “Bryant Jennings, vegan boxer”
Jehina has been competing in bodybuilding since age 19 and is now recognised as an accomplished competitor with an impressive physique.
In 2013 she won first place in women’s physique and first overall at the NPC Eastern USA Bodybuilding Championship. In 2014 at her first international show, Team Universe, she was awarded a Pro Card by IFBB. Read More... “Jehina Malik, vegan bodybuilder”
Maayan Eliasi is an Israeli bodybuilder who has broken into international competition and won her Pro Card.
In 2018 she won 1st place in the Israeli national NABBA Bikini division Over 30 category. Soon afterwards she won the WNBF Israel in fit body category and overall fit body and received the WNBF Pro Athlete card. Read More... “Maayan Eliasi, vegan bodybuilder”
Sam Lochoff has been racing motorcycles at the highest level for a couple of years, collecting honours along the way.
Aged 14 the South African, who now lives in Florida, started racing in a kart. Before a year had passed he’d progressed to bikes and decided to concentrate on them. Read More... “Sam Lochoff, vegan biker racer”
Kelly Colobella is known for her strength and fitness, having played in women’s semi-professional (full tackle) American football since 2000. As a key team member of Utah Falconz, who play in the US National League, she has played a part in contending for the National Championship four times, winning twice. Read More... “Kelly Colobella, vegan American Footballer”