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.
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!”
As Covid-19 spread across Europe, mountain biker Frans Claes faced lockdown. The former Belgian champion, who competed in the Championships again just days ago, knew this was an opportunity to adapt and to help out.
Our site has already made an impact. We have over 140 elite athletes in a variety of sports. We’ve published hundreds of news article, bringing up to date news of titles and records to the world. We’re established in social media, and by partnering with vegan outreach programmes we’ve helped hundreds of people go vegan. Read More... “Could you take Great Vegan Athletes to the next level?”
Probably the leading reason Great Vegan Athletes was formed was to showcase the achievements of amazing vegans and to redress misconceptions. Inevitably, the athletes inspire people to consider the benefits of veganism, and this is where our partnership with Challenge 22 is helping people make the transition. Read More... “Transition to vegan with Challenge 22”
Gyms are closed, classes are cancelled and millions of us can’t train or compete as we used to. Luckily some elite vegan athletes are available to assist with some training videos we can follow in our own homes.
While millions of people are on lockdown, vegan athletes are finding inventive and resourceful ways to train. Three have turned their training into challenges to inspire others and raise some funds for good causes.
The Olympics, planned for just a few months’ time, will now not go ahead this year, and will be rescheduled for 2021. The postponement means that plans will change for hundreds of athletes, including four hopeful vegans.
Getting to a World Powerlifting Championships is an achievement in itself, and after success in the US, vegan lifter Nick Squires crossed the Atlantic to take on further challenges in the IPL Championships in Limerick, Ireland.
Competing in the 100 kg, Open age group category, Nick lifted 295 kg (650.36 lb) to beat the previous record of 287.5 kg.
Leaving with the Gold medal for Deadlift and Silver for total (Benchpress, Squat and Deadlift), Nick came close to even greater things as technical errors failed some lifts including a squat 20lb above his previous personal best. Read More... “Vegan powers to state record”
Vegan mountainbiker Frans Claes took on the incredibly tough Imbuko Big Five MTB Challenge in South Africa – and faced more than he expected. The South African one-day event sees riders facing a 75 km course with five peaks totally over 3000 metres of height gain. Read More... “Gut reaction can’t stop vegan biker”