Starting the season well might be something of an understatement for vegan track athlete Andreas Vojta.
Weeks ago the Austrian took a win over 1500 m distance despite focussing on 3000m and 5000m. Next he turned his attention to 3000 m in Linz at the Gul Indoor meet where he faced a strong field where he was not considered the favourite. Read More... “Vegan runner takes international track win”
Teenage bike racer Sam Lochoff has been overcoming obstacles as his reputation grows – although there’s one obstacle which so far has been unbeatable.
The 17 year old is currently preparing for the MotoAmerica championship where he is tipped as a title contender. Read More... “Vegan biker aims to win series – as he searches for vegan bike suit”
Vegan runner and multiple national Champion Andreas Vojta made the best of January with a few weeks in Portugal. The warmer weather saw him training 150 km per week in preparation for indoor 3000m races – and the Olympic qualification period for 5000 metres. Read More... “Track win for vegan runner”
Vegan strongwoman Kim Best has taken on a classic strength event – and broken the world record. She now holds the world record for the greatest weight carried by a female athlete after carrying 350 kg in the yoke walk.
See the video below on our instagram Read More... “Vegan strongwoman takes world record”
Australian potter Neil Robertson had sports writers flicking through the archive as her wrapped up the final of the European Masters in double quick time.
Taking the final 9 frames to nil meant that just one frame was played in the second session – and it was the first time a major two-session snooker final had been won without conceding a frame in the final since Steve Davis did the same in 1989. Read More... “Snooker’s vegan thunder makes history (twice)”
Great Vegan Athletes is pleased to open the virtual doors to two new online stores. The stories sell our T-shirts, training tops, hoodies, vests and more.
Plans have been in the pipeline for a while, and the stores cover Europe and North America meeting the high ethical and environmental standards we’ve been looking for. Read More... “Great Vegan Athletes online store opens”
Israel’s leading ultramarathon runner Ariel Rosenfeld has taken a national record in a new event than pushed runners to their limits.
The event was based on a 1.5 km course and held three events were available – 100 km, 100 mile and 24 hours. Read More... “Vegan breaks 24 hour race record”
We started the year with a post about Senior athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones, who competed in the hotly contested 65-60 category of the Florida Senior Games in six track events. Incredibly she came away with six medals. (more here ). Read More... “2019 vegan athletes – review of the Year”
Veteran vegan fighter David Meyer has added to his incredible list of honours with a World title at the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships. The achievement was even more impressive because the 56 year old fought in two categories.
Competing in Anaheim, California, he lost a close final to take bronze in his own weight category (medium heavy) as well as taking Gold in the Open weight category for his age bracket, Master 6. Read More... “Vegan fighter takes world title no 9!”
Cam Awesome has already had enough of a sports career to write a film plot. He made paperwork errors which led to getting banned for missing a drug test – which scuppered his hopes for the 2012 Olympics.
Four years later he was vegan and had collected dozens of US national and international honours at heavyweight and superheavyweight – and was tipped for success in the 2016 games. Read More... “Vegan takes awesome national title”
Vegan runner and vegan food entrepreneur Lisa Gawthorne was called to England team for the second time this year for the British and Irish Masters’ 6 km cross country race.
Representing Vegan Runners UK, Lisa has also been competing this year at the European and World sprint duathlon championships. Read More... “England XC runner does it on plants”
Vegan Neil Robertson had to dig deep into his mental reserves to take a massive win at the Champion of Champions.
The tournament invites sixteen current champions of major tournaments and includes the pats winner. Neil was the current champion, although he would have qualified from winning the China Open. Read More... “Vegan holds his nerve to win battle of Champions”
Vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian has responded to 4 x World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw’s invitation to train together. Shaw also invited Patrik to challenge the meat-eating American in a competitive lift.
The exchange was started when Shaw responded to a message on Shaw’s social media criticising Baboumian and asking Shaw to beat Patrik’s world records to quieten down the vegan buzz surrounding sports and veganism following the release of The Game Changers last month. Read More... “Vegan strongman’s challenge to 4 x World’s Strongest Man”
The last few months have been fantastic for Great Vegan Athletes, and this has brought rewards and challenges.
In October we had an incredible 239 people start a vegan program with Challenge 22 after clicking on the links in our site. Read More... “Great Vegan Athlete site sees massive growth – and finds new challenges”
23 Oct 2019
Earlier this year Yolanda Presswood competed in her home state of California, and qualified for the USPA Drug Tested Nationals in Las Vegas. The Nationals offered a chance to continue the astonishing achievements that have seen her take titles and records after a short time in the sport. Read More... “Vegan powers to nine records at lifting meet”
Vegan weightlifter Ramona Cadogan faced injury ahead of one of the biggest competitions in her sport.
“I had a back sprain for about 6 weeks” she says. “I had only about 5 weeks to prepare for the Masters World Cup. I would have been stronger at the competition if I was not injured.” Read More... “World Silver for vegan lifter”
19th October 2019
Former world champion James Southwood went into the 2019 European Savate Championships in good form. He credits good training, and while his recent 40th birthday placed him among the older competitors, he retains excellent fitness to complement his experience. Read More... “Vegan fighter takes Silver”
Vegan powerlifter Hulda B Waage has competed at the Icelandic Nationals and showed again that she’s the strongest woman in the home of strength sports.
It was a difficult competition as there were less entrants than ever before. This meant there was little time between lifts and opportunities to warm up were limited. Read More... “More records for the vegan viking”
Vegan sports kid Cody Elkins ended the 2019 racquetball season with another strong performance – this time at the World 3-WallBall World Jr. Championships in boys 14s.
Cody already has nine Junior World Outdoor titles, and had won two world or national titles this year. Read More... “Vegan sports kid takes another title”
Supervegan Glenda Presutti fitted another competition into her schedule and walked away with more records.
“I wasn’t planning to compete again this year after Nationals in June but it was a spur of the moment decision about seven weeks ago” she told Great Vegan Athletes. Read More... “Records fall to vegan lifter down under”
Paolo Barbon took on an event few would contemplate when he entered the 24 hour Bellaria Igea Marina.
The mountain bike event follows a loop course which was sure to challenge the endurance of all entrants. Almost completely flat, it offered no relief as riders often welcome the rest offered by a descent. Read More... “Plant powered endurance adventures”
Vegan bodybuilder Torre Washington took an impressive fifth at the Canadian Physique Alliance Ben Weider Natural Pro competition.
Torre was one of sixteen pro entrants to the Mens Physique category, and was pleased with his placing.
“We got Top 5!” he said on social media. Read More... “Torre takes fifth at top Pro Bodybuilding show”
Documentaries like The Game Changers don’t come around frequently enough. This means that when they do arrive there’s excitement and interest, along with trepidation that the most has been made of an opportunity.
Thankfully The Game Changers comes at an ideal time, riding a wave of interest in veganism while retaining a strong focus of what it was meant to achieve. Read More... “The Game Changers hits world cinema screens”
Hulda B Waage has smashed her own national record in the Icelandic Benchpress Championships. The massive 150kg lift adds to her fantastic range of records in the country known for strength sports.
The lift means she’s leading the pack by a long way – the previous record (which was Hulda’s) was 140kg. Read More... “Emotional response as national record gets smashed”
Vegan snooker hot shot Neil Robertson has passed an elite milestone as he became the fourth player ever to have compiled 650 competitive century breaks.
Neil completed his 650th ton in his 6-3 win over China’s Junhui Ding in the Shanghai Masters. Read More... “Neil joins the 650+ club”
14th August 2019
Vegan runner Andreas Vojta followed up his 33rd Austrian title with two races in the European Championships.
Andreas represented his country in the 5000 m and 3000 m. Austria are currently in the Second League of the competition, which includes twelve nations. Read More... “European win for vegan track athlete Andreas Vojta”
Vegan runner Yassine Diboun set himself another tough challenge as he attempted the Fastest Known Time for the Loowit Trail which encircles Mount St Helens in Washington State, USA.
The Portland based athlete was recently part of the team that broke the record for the 725 km Oregon section of the Pacific Crest trail. Read More... “Vegan runner breaks course record in six hour volcano run”
Vegan trail runner Alister Gardner is known for taking on some tough races and so it was no surprise that he revisited the 30 km Escarpment race.
The race website the 30 km course in stark term. “It is extremely rocky and a runner must expect to navigate over boulders, downed trees, gullies and hidden roots the entire distance. Read More... “Brutal trail race sees vegan runner take second”
Just a few weeks ago we added Andreas Vojta to our website and noted that the speedy vegan had an incredible haul of national titles. He’s just finished competing at the Austrian National Championships where he had the opportunity to add to them. Read More... “Andreas takes another national title”
Vegan triathlete Sebastjan Gergoric continued his world class performances with an elite performance at Ironman Switzerland.
“The swim was not as planned” the Slovenian told Great Vegan Athletes, referring to the 2.4 mile (3.8 km) first stage, which he finished in just over 67 minutes. Read More... “Vegan Ironman sets World Championship time”