Harvey Lewis has taken a victory in the run-up to a long-anticipated date in the calendar.
The prolific runner has won Badwater twice as well as breaking the format record at last year’s world championships in the last survivor setup.
Harvey ran the 60k Hocking Hills Trail race having planned to do so for years. Read More... “Vegan takes victory over 60k as he counts down to Backyard World Champs”
Budjargal Byambaa has had little time to recover from his win at the 48 hours World Championship. The Mongolian runner has put in another incredible performance at the 24-hour event at the Pawling Trail Running Festival.
The race follows a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) loop which includes 160 ft (49 metres) of height gain. Read More... “Running 24 hours on fruit to smash course record!”
Lifelong vegetarian Noah Hannibal has stormed to success in a national powerlifting competition. As well as taking Gold in his division he also broke the all-time Australian Masters bench record.
Noah has been vegan since 1991 and vegetarian from birth. He has previously has been Australia and Oceania Bench Champion three times. Read More... “Monster bench takes the title and record for vegan lifter”
Vegan powerlifting champion Sahyuri Lalime has taken a European title – and a record. The four-time Belgian national champion was competing in the Western European Championships in France. It was a closely-fought competition.
“I’m still walking on clouds” she said. “It was a non-stop battle from start to finish, where scraping for every kilogramme was key.” Read More... “Euro title taken by vegan lifter as she bags a record”
Budjargal Byambaa is on top of the world after an incredible run at the world 48 hour championships.
The Mongolian vegan runner ran 333 km (207 miles) in the two-day non-stop event. The event was in New Jersey USA on a 1.59 km paved course. Read More... “Vegan runs 333 km to be World Champion”
Vegan biker Frans Klaes has powered to his third national mountainbike title. Frans competed in the two-lap marathon in La Roche.
“The race went pretty perfect for me” Frans told Great Vegan Athletes. “I was most of the time in control and could pull away with 35km to go. Read More... “Vegan powers to third national title”
UK runners will probably have seen the Vegan Runners vest at UK events. However, over recent weeks the membership boasts some successes at higher levels.
Member Dan Stent recently ran in the 54k Big Pilgrimage Ultra, taking first. The event covers trails and coastal paths near Southampton and saw Dan break the tape in just under 4 hours 37. Read More... “UK vegans take long distance wins”
Lifelong vegetarian Sofia Macaluso has had a fantastic experience representing USA at the World U20 Wrestling Championships.
“Leading up to this tournament I’ve gone through the toughest mental obstacles I’ve ever been through” she says. “But it’s all worth the experience. Read More... “Teenage vegan wrestler medals at World Championships”
Vegan grappler Jorge Pastor has taken Gold in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Santa Cruz International Open.
Jorge sealed the win with a convincing win in the final to take the Featherweight title.
“It was very tough, black belts are always tough” Jorge told Great Vegan Athletes. Read More... “BJJ Gold goes to vegan fighter”
Sophia Ellis has taken more honours with a new all-time British record at the European Bench Press Championships.
The 26 year old vegan benched 120kg, breaking her own record as she took a bronze medal. Beating her own record means she has the top two British lifts. Read More... “British record broken by vegan lifter”
Izzi Batt-Doyle is returning to Australia after adding two strong performances at the Commonwealth Games to her accomplishments.
The 26 year old vegan runner competed in two events. First was the 10,000 metres (track) where she finished eighth in fast-paced race packed with 13 runners. Read More... “Vegan runner at the Commonwealth Games”
Vegan Ju-Jitsu fighter Sofia Jokl has previously taken the world title among her international honours.
Covid disruptions then childbirth means the last few years have been unusual, and the Swiss fighter recently announced her retirement.
However, that too was subject to late changes when she had a late opportunity to compete in the World Games. Read More... “Vegan champion takes one last medal”
The CanadaMan triathlon is known as a challenge for only the toughest. The ironman distance is 3800 metres of swimming, 180 km cycling and a standard marathon running.
Add in 2500 metres of height gain on the cycle route and 1500 metres on the run, and it’s even tougher. Read More... “Vegan smashes course record at ‘Canada’s toughest race’”
Veggie Channel founder Massimo Leopardi has returned to the Masters diving Nationals. He’s returned with a haul of medals.
Massimo took third place in the 1 metre springboard, and second in the 3 metre springboard. He then entered the 3 metre synchro springboard with his partner Raul, and took another third. Read More... “Vegan medals at Masters diving nationals”
Two vegan sisters are celebrating after making Team USA for the World Championship Tournament.
Mia Macaluso has made the senior 60 kg (Beach World Team) category while younger sister Sofia represents the Under 20s at 57 kg. Mia has been in the squad for four years, which means she’s been ranked in the top 3 nationally. Read More... “Vegan sisters wrestle for the USA!”
Vegan athlete Lisa Gawthorne has taken an incredible bronze at the World Championships with a fantastic performance.
She was competing in the Sprint Duathlon race. This starts with a 5km run followed by a 20 km cycle. After that there’s a 2.5 km run, although road closures charged the first stage to a 5.7 km run. Read More... “Vegan athlete takes career best at the World Championships”
Multisport athlete Laura Kline has competed in the offroad US National Championships and taken a national title.
The duathlon race started with a 5 km trail run before moving to 30 km on the mountain bike and finishing with another 10 km of off-road running. Read More... “Vegan takes the win at National Championships!”
Antonio di Manno has been busy since we reported on his win at the 285 km Ultra Milano-Sanremo.
The 39 year old vegan took on a backyard ultra in Germany in May. The format is brutal: runners face a 4.16 mile course which they have to complete every hour. Read More... “Three vegan ultra runners take wins in Italy”
James Southwood has returned to competition and seems to be enjoying the challenges he faces.
The British vegan has fought in Savate for many years and taken the world title as well as European honours. At 42 he comes out of the Covid-forced suspension of competition two years older. Read More... “James Southwood is back!”
Vegan soccer star Chris Smalling showed his class as he helped his club Roma win a major European trophy.
The 32 year old was named Man of the Match in the Europa Conference League Final. The 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the completed a fantastic treble. Read More... “Vegan stars in European soccer final win”
Veteran athlete Ellen Jaffe Jones returned to the US National Senior games and left with more excellent placings.
The retired investigative reporter does not shy away from challenges. She entered seven track events and was the only one to do so. Read More... “Veteran vegan runs at the nationals”
Indian climber Prakriti Varshney has become the first Indian vegan woman to climb Everest.
The graphic designer and her team are believed to be the first group to have summited the world’s highest peak this season.
“It was all real, absolutely the way I imagined it to be, really hard and raw” she reflected. Read More... “Vegan climbs Everest in world first”
Anastasia Zinchenko just competed in Israel and set and broke her targets. She was aiming to break all personal bests.
Weighing in at 68.9 kg she competed in the 75 kg category. She started with a 130 kg squat, which was a personal best. Read More... “Vegan lifter smashes personal bests”
Antonio di Manno has taken on some of the most exhausting footraces, and just added another to the list.
The Italian vegan runner has previously won the gruelling Last Survivor race. Earlier this year won the national 100 mile race.
He’s just returned to the Milano-Sanremo ultramarathon. Read More... “Vegan runner wins Milano Sanremo Ultra”
Vegan runner Budjargal Byambaa has run some mind-boggling distances and shown legendary endurance. He’s just done it again.
The Mongolian runner has been in the USA for several years, and entered the Sri Chinmoy six day race hoping to add to his 6 days over the six day format. Read More... “Six days of running and vegan takes the win”
Ramona Cadogan has taken bronze at the US Masters National weightlifting meet.
After competing nationally and internationally with success, Ramona has fought injury recently. In August 2021 she had a total ACL and medial meniscus tear on her right knee.
“I had only 4 months of training for this major competition to relearn weightlifting from scratch” she says. Read More... “Vegan powers to another national medal”
In a modern twist on the man against horse challenger, vegan runner Robbie Balenger has taken on a Tesla.
The fully charged car was driven at 65 miles per hour which set the distance for Robbie’s challenge.
Robbie ran for three days to pass the 242 mile distance by 100 feet. Read More... “Follow that car! Vegan runner beats fully charged Tesla”
The Alanya Ultra Trail is only for serious runners. The Turkish route is 76 km and takes in a massive 4100 metres in height gain. Runners follow historical caravan routes with banana farms and Alanya castle among the breathtaking scenery.
Vegan runner Itir Atadiyen was the sole representative of her Vegan Runners club taking on the challenge. Read More... “Skyrunner takes category win over 76 km”
Harvey Lewis added to his incredible recent form with a joint win and course record over 60 km.
The US vegan found himself running with Irish ultrarunner David Ryan 5km into the Akamas Trail. The two led the race from then until they finished in 5:54:04. Read More... “Course record for vegan runner!”
Rising star of the marathon Naomi Mitchell stormed to second in the Manchester Therme marathon, qualifying for international competition.
The Reading-based vegan finished in 2:30:54. This was inside the European qualifying time of 2:32:00 and the Commonwealth time of 2:34:00.
The blistering pace was the result of hard work and dedication as well as good nutrition. Read More... “Vegan runner bags place in top Euro marathon”