We are pleased to announce that Canadian pairs skater Meagan Duhamle has been named as Vegan Athlete of the Year 2016.
Meagan is the only athlete who has been a finalist in Vegan Athlete of the Year every year since it started. In 2016 she took her fifth Canadian title and faced the world’s best to defend her World title with partner Eric Radford. Their performance in the latter was described as ‘phenomenol’ as they beat a tough field to take their second world title.
She beat a tough group this year including a wirld champion surfer and ultramarathon runner with 9 course records in the year. Meagan was pleased to hear the news shortly after the polls closed.
"I'm honoured to be recognized in the vegan sports community with this recognition" she told us. "I have been a proud vegan for 9 years now. It started for health and nutrition reasons but it has grown into so much more. Animals and food have now become a great passion of mine."
The two-time world champion is known for her hard work and nothing is changing there.
"I am training hard for the national championships coming in January where Eric and I will attempt to win a record breaking 6- Nationals titles. We will go for our 3rd World Championship win in March in Helsinki".
Meagan turned vegan overnight in 2008 and immediately removed all non-vegan foods from her kitchen. She lists turning vegan as one of her proudest accomplishments and urges everyone to try it.
We thank Meagan for her contribution both to her sport and to global awareness of veganism and hope to hear more from her in the future. We will of course be watching her and bringing you news of her future endeavors.