Ultramarathons seem tough to most of us, although the ‘race with no finish’ won by vegan Harvey Lewis sounds even more demanding
Runners complete a 4.17 mile course every hour. If they fail to get back before the hour, they’re out.
Read More... “Vegan wins the race with no finish as records tumble”
Multi Pro card holder Julia Hubbard is toasting more success as she has coached two of her students to success.
Megan Evens (left) is celebrating winning Natural Pro Universe after guidance from Julia. Meanwhile Bethany Johnson has also taken a medal.
Read More... “Julia coaches two more vegans to medals”
Bodybuilders are often thought to be less strong than their muscles imply. Training with lower weights and higher reps means they can be outlifted.
Maayan Eliasi has proved she can do both with an impressive set of lifts in a powerlifting meet.
Read More... “Bodybuilder smashes it in lifting comp”
Vegan runner Mike Coppock has smashed a record after an unbelievable run in the Pyrenees.
The self supported run saw him cover 750 km with 40,000 metres of height gain. Completing it in 12 days 4hours and 41 minutes he took 42 hours off the previous Fastest Known Time (FKT).
Read More... “Vegan takes all-time fastest in extreme Pyrenees run”
Vegan powerlifter Dawid Kawka is buzzing after a devastating set of lifts at the World Championships. This was his first international competition – and he did not disappoint!
The plant-powered powerhouse competed in the 74 kg (unequipped) category. He squatted an incredible 240 kg, over three times his bodyweight for a lift where double bodyweight is considered impressive.
Read More... “Polish vegan power at the World Championships”
Vegan boxer Lawrence Okolie has defended his world Cruiserweight title with a comfortable win.
The 28 year old remains beaten after the win over previously unbeaten Dominican Dilan Prasovic. Media reports said the win was comfortable. Okolie had his opponent on the canvas in round 2 before stopping him in the third round.
Read More... “Vegan boxer defends his world title”
Pro-level bodybuilder Shelli Beecher–Seitzler has returned to the stage to take honours in her debut Pro Masters Fit Body competition.
Shelli, proudly vegan and drug free competed in the Masters (40+) and Open (all ages) category. Aged 48, she faced competitors much younger than herself.
Read More... “Pro debut lands vegan bodybuilder Silver”
Canadian vegan Will Sarty has become world champion in armwrestling – twice in two days!
Competing in the 57 kg class, Will was one of eight musclemen from around the world competing in Florida, USA. He finished the left-hand competition as the unbeaten world champion.
Read More... “Vegan is double World Champion!”
Just weeks after a blistering performance brought him an age group victory in the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc, he took on something bigger.
Juanjo Larrotcha lined up at the Iceland Volcano Ultramarathon facing 280 km of challenges. They would include lava, moss, black sand beaches and imposing height gain.
Read More... “Juanjo battles the elements among Iceland’s volcanos”
Vegan runners were among the competitors taking on probably the most famous ultramarathon – Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc.
Juanjo Larrotcha ran the TDS race. The 145 km course had a 9100 metre height gain. For comparison, Everest is a little under 8500 metres. Read More... “Vegans hitting the Mont Blanc ultras”
Ramona Cadogan has stormed to the podium at the Pan Am games.
The vegan Olympic-style lifter has competed at the competition which attracts lifters from the North and South American continents. Ramona competed in her veteran age group category.
All lifts went overhead and she had successful snatches at 46 kg, 49 kg and 52 kg.
Read More... “International Silver for vegan lifter” Scott Jurek has returned to the Appalachian Trail. Already running it, Scott surprised many with his attempt to break the course record for a second time.
The trail measures 2189 miles, and in 2015 vegan Scott set the Fastest Known Time (FKT).
Read More... “Epic attempt #2: Scott returns to the Appalachian Trail”
Veteran track and field athlete Weia Reinboud has already taken her share of records. Now she’s added to it with a World Record in high jump for her age group.
The Dutch Athlete jumped 1.33 metres to take the record in the women’s over 70 category.
Read More... “Age does not stop her – Weia is 70 and takes another world record” Pat Reeves turns 75 later this year and just when you think you know her story, she adds more.
In the 1970s Pat was diagnosed as terminally ill with a rare genetic cancer. She went vegan and beat the cancer. She went on to run impressive marathon times before turning to powerlifting and recording records.
Read More... “Pat beats near-fatal crash and takes another world record”
As the athletes gather for the world’s greatest event, vegans will again be there in force proving what can be done on plants.
Team USA will have
Alex Morgan returning for her third Olympics. The 32 year old has astounded many with her rapid return to full health after childbirth and remains arguably the leading player of her generation. Read More... “Vegan athletes to watch at the Tokyo Olympics”
Scotland’s history of Highland Games means it is considered the home of strength events. Vegan strongwoman
Kim Best has just competed in Scotland’s Strongest Woman – with fantastic results.
The event featured four weight categories including Openweight (no limit), in which Kim entered.
Read More... “Scotland’s Strongest Woman is vegan!”
Veggie Channel founder
Massimo Leopardi returned from the diving nationals with two medals to add to his collection.
Massimo competed in four disciplines, against 10-40 other divers. He won bronze in the platform and took silver in the one metre springboard.
Read More... “Veggie Channel’s Massimo takes two national medals”
Extreme distance runner
Budjargal Byambaa has completed a six day event in first place.
The Mongolia vegan covered 904 km in six days to set a course record in Milwaukee, USA. He faced strong opposition in Joseph Fejes, who finished second behind Budjargal.
Read More... “Vegan runs 900 km to take course record” Frans Claes has raced in the European Mountain Bike Championship – and secured a top ten finish.
The Belgian double champion has seen events hampered by the Covid -19 response. He was pleased to get his wheels turning. The 78 km race had a lot of challenges.
Read More... “Vegan bikes to top 10 at the Euro Champs”
Great Vegan Athletes has lost an athlete and friend with the unexpected death of
Glenda took up powerlifting relatively late in life and inspired latecomers to the sport, She was also a role model for women and vegan lifters.
Read More... “Goodbye Glenda”
England’s Jake Entwistle proved his strength after taking the podium in the national finals of a strongman competition.
Competing in the under 90 kg category, he finished third and qualified for the next step – Britain’s Strongest Man. Needing to finish in the top five of the 13 competitors, Jake managed third place.
Read More... “Vegan strongman takes podium place”
Nick Squires showed everyone some real plant power -bagging four state records.
The 35 year old qualified for the age 35+ submaster category this year. Within a month was making his mark there.
The success was despite setbacks – Nick didn’t train at all in May.
Read More... “Boom! Vegan powers to records in the Sunshine State”
Antoine Jolicoeur Desroches left his bike and wetsuit at home as he made history in the Quebec mountains.
The Canadian has previously qualified for the World Championships. As events have fallen victim to the Covid pandemic he’s turned his attention elsewhere.
Read More... “Devils Loop FKT belongs to vegan runner”
Vegan runner Budjargal Byambaa has taken another race win over a massive distance.
The 38 year old Mongolian entered the epic six day event at the Live at the Fair race in New Jersey, USA.
The event is continuous, meaning all stops for eating, sleeping, physiotherapy and toilet breaks use up the race time.
Read More... “Budjargal runs for six days to take the Gold”
Vegan runner Robbie Balenger has broken a world record after a 100 mile run in New York. He was aiming to beat the record for running loops of New York’s Central Park during the 18 hours 50 minutes it’s open.
Robbie smashed the previous record of eleven laps by running 16.
Read More... “Vegan runner smashes New York Central Park record”
Ana Stefulj stormed to victory in the Balkans Marathon Championships in one of the fastest times in the race’s history. Finishing in 2:36:28, the Croatian recorded the 3rd fastest winning time of the 24 races completed. The 26.2 mile event was the Kiev Euro Marathon in Ukraine. Read More... “Vegan runner takes gold at top European marathon”
Ana Cufer returned to competition in the Slovenian national mountain running competition.
The 25 year old, who tuned vegan in 2015 has a fantastic record at longer races. This time she faced a relatively short 11 km – with 750 metres of height gain.
Read More... “Ana takes another National title in the mountains”
Italian vegan Massimo Leopardi made a fantastic comeback to diving, winning two medals at the Italian Masters. Massimo was competing with his team, M.R. Sport.
The competition marks a return after a frustrating injury.
Massimo told Great vegan Athletes. “It was three and a half years that I had not trained due to a small neck injury” Read More... “Massimo dives back into competition – and takes two medals”
Snooker’s vegan potter Neil Robertson has shown incredible form to take a victory in the Tour Championship. Neil was seen playing with impressive energy and concentration, racking up wins including a 10-3 demolition of three time World Champion Mark Selby.
Facing current World Champion Ronnie O Sullivan in the final, Neil won six frames in a row to win 10-4.
Read More... “Vegan Neil pots another tournament win”
Spanish endurance athlete Alberto Pelaez Serrano has taken a category win in the Transgrancanaria race.
The high profile event attracts runners from all over the world. Alberto entered the ‘Advanced’ race which was 65km and included over 2500 metres of height gain.
Read More... “Vegan runner wins over 65 km of mountains”