Jeff Eggleston

Jeff is a distance runner who has made an impression on the marathon world at a young age. Highlights include 2nd at the 2010 USA Men's Championship Marathon in a personal best of 2:13:12. In 2011 he ran the Pittsburgh marathon as a pacer, but went on to win the race. He has also recorded personal bests of:

  • 5K Road 14:11
  • 10K Road 28:33
  • 1/2 Marathon 1:03:58

"I did some research on veganism, and the more I educated myself, the more I felt attuned to the philosophy and lifestyle: I did not want to contribute to the suffering of other living things and I felt a personal responsibility to living in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. I knew the switch would be a great challenge, but would encourage me to be more proactive in monitoring my vitamin and nutrient intake, while getting them from natural sources. I also felt that an organic, animal-free diet would be a more pure way to fuel my body. Given my marathon training demands, I felt this diet would optimize my energy needs."

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Racing in the Pittsburgh Marathon (white shirt):

10K race:

Post race interview:

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