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”
Ariel Rosenfeld made it two wins out of two with his second triumph at the Israeli 24 hour running Championships.
The vegan runner completed 217.4 km (135 miles) to win by over 9 km, with the third runner 27 km adrift. Read More... “Vegan runs to second national 24-hour title”
Austria’s Andreas Vojta had a fantastic 2020 despite the COVID19 restrictions – and 2021 has started with a national record.
Andreas ran in Monaco, taking a place in the road 5 km. Andreas is better known for racing on the track, where there is a separate 5000m record for the different surface.
Read More... “Road record smashed by vegan runner”
Veteran powerlifter Glenda Presutti smashed dozens of records last year including numerous at world level. Now the Aussie vegan has added to them at the Oceania Championships.
After the COVID19 disruption an unusual decision was made to freeze age groups, enabling lifters to compete in the age class for the previous year.
Read More... “World records fall to Glenda’s vegan power”
Vegan racing driver Lewis Hamilton has been awarded a knighthood after a phenomenal year in sport and activism.
Sir Lewis recently equalled an all-time record by securing seven Formula One titles. He has also been outspoken in support of Black Lives Matter and veganism.
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Florida saw the location for one of the most challenging of races when it hosted the Icarus Florida Ultrafest. The event offered six time-based challenges starting at a twelve hour event, while the longest was contested over six days.
Vegan runner Budjargal Byambaa made the trip to Florida to compete.
Read More... “Vegan runner breaks course record over six days”
Vegan potter Neil Robertson took his third UK Championship on Sunday night in one of the most tense finals seen in the competition.
The Australian fought through to his third tournament final of the season to take his first win, dazzling opponents with some fantastic break building.
Read More... “Vegan takes UK title – and breaks a record”
2020 saw sporting fixtures cancelled across the globe as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. This meant there was less to report – but it didn’t stop vegan athletes doing incredible things.
Kim Best had a great start to 2020 with a world record! Read More... “Vegan athletes smashed it in 2020!”
Lewis Hamilton secured a seventh World Championship on Sunday, and used the opportunity to highlight his concerns around equality and sustainability.
The 35 year old vegan could have secured the title without a win in the Turkish Grand Prix, but drive a race described by commentators as ‘masterful’ in treacherous conditions to take the win.
Read More... “Hamilton’s victory equals the all-time record”
Vegan runner Alister Gardner took on an extreme challenge that would test any elite runner.
The Canadian aimed to run the equivalent of the height gain of Everest, in one day.
The run focussed on La Brome, a peak 553 metres above sea level in Southern Quebec.
Read More... “Vegan completes ‘Everest’ in Canadian mountains”
Masters runner Lisa Gawthorne overcame a recent injury to compete against Europe’s best – and bring home three medals.
The company director for a vegan confectionary company picked up a knee injury just two months ago. She had to rest for six weeks before a couple of weeks of light training – just before the first race.
Read More... “Vegan takes European Gold!”
Vegan Mountain Biker Frans Claes followed up his strong performance in the Belgian nationals with a determined race in the World Championships.
Frans said afterwards. “It feels amazing” “It’s my 10th participation in a World Championship and finally everything comes together. Read More... “Vegan bikes the World Championships”
Just four weeks after bagging seventeen world records, Glenda Presutti was back in action looking for more!
Between the meets she’d been shedding the kilos to move from the 64kg to the 58kg category so she could attack the records there.
Read More... “More world records for vegan powerlifter Glenda”
Veteran lifter Glenda Presutti bagged an astonishing range of powerlifting records at national to world level after some monster lifts at the Australian Masters Championships.
The retired nurse had been invited to a meet in Melbourne in July of this year, peaking in strength only to see the competition was hit by travel restrictions a week before so Glenda couldn’t attend.
Read More... “World records fall to Oz’s vegan lifter!”