Vegan soccer star Chris Smalling showed his class as he helped his club Porto 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”
Neil Robertson defended his Tour Championship in style to create one of the most memorable matches in the history of the sport.
The plant-based Australian fought through to the semi finals to face world #1 Ronnie O’Sullivan, who took the match to a deciding frame. Read More... “Plant-based potter upsets the odds to take the title”
Cody Elkins remains an ambassador to childhood veganism as he moves towards adult competition.
Now aged 17, Cody has been vegan since he was aged 2, and a Great Vegan Athlete since 2015.
He’s added to his national and international racquetball successes with second in the National High School Championships. Read More... “Vegan Sports Kid makes National High School final”
Young vegan swimming sensation Or Tal has stormed to success again.
Competing in the Emek Hefer Championships Or was one of 800 swimmers from 44 teams across Israel.
He 20 year old took Gold in the 100 metres freestyle, 200 metres freestyle and then entered the 400 metres freestyle. Read More... “Four Golds in the pool for vegan swimmer”
Sophia Ellis has pushed back the boundaries with a phenomenal deadlift at the British Championships.
The vegan lifter added nearly 7kg to her deadlift to record a 237.5 kg deadlift in the 76 kg Open Classic category. The mammoth lift was over three times her bodyweight. Read More... “British record lift for vegan lifter”
Reigning Scotland’s Strongest Woman Kim Best brushed the competition aside to take first place in her qualifier for the UK championships.
Scotland is known for strength sports as the home of the Highland Games. Vegan Kim faced six events, aiming to lead the Open category and qualify for the UK final. Read More... “Kim’s strength leaves her top among the best”
Antonio Di Manno has taken victory in the 100 mile race at the Italian Ultramarathon festival.
Antonio’s win in 18 hours 19 minutes and 58 seconds was almost five hours ahead of the second placed runner. As he crossed the line he said “I dedicate this victory over 100 miles to all animals that suffer.” Read More... “Comfortable 100 mile win for vegan runner at Italian ultra festival”
Polish Powerhouse Dawid Kawka has broken the national record for squat.
The vegan powerlifter has competed at 74kg. This time he piled on more muscle to weigh in at 81 kg and competed in the 83 kg category.
It’s worth remembering that a target of many established powerlifters it to squat 2 x bodyweight. Read More... “Vegan takes national squat record”
Vegan swimmer Or Tal has been proving he can perform at different distances – and succeed.
Still only 19, Or is improving fast, but is already making his mark. He recently competed in the Israeli 5000 metres event and took fourth nationally. Read More... “Hard work pays off for vegan swimmer”
Raw vegan Budjargal Byambaa continued his winning ways with first place at the Jackpot 72-hour ultramarathon.
The three-day race sees runners compete for maximum distance. Budjargal completed an incredible 252 miles or 405.5 kilometres. The win was 26 miles ahead of the second male – a difference of one standard marathon. Read More... “400 km course record for vegan runner”
Events like the Arnold Sports Festival are only open to the elite. Some of the events are for the biggest and strongest only.
Diminutive vegan lifter Melody Schoenfeld turned up and surprised a few people with her strength.
The five foot Californian has competed in the 48 kg in powerlifting. Read More... “Vegan medals at the Arnold Sports Festival”
Multiple world champion Ryan Stills struggled to get to the US Classic & Equipped National Championships, but still aced it.
The 45 year old was limping on his way to the meet in the Virgin Islands, but still won the 120 kg category. Read More... “Another national win for vegan Ryan”
World Cruiserweight boxing champion Lawrence Okolie has retained his title.
The 200 lb Londoner saw his second defence of the WBO World title go the distance after putting his opponent on the canvas in the fifth round. He won unanimously on points and now has a record of 18 wins from as many professional bouts. Read More... “Vegan fighter retains world title”
Vegan runner Mike Fremont reaches age 100 this week, and is celebrating in the way he knows best – with a run.
The world record holder has maintained jaw-dropping fitness into his 90s and shows no signs of stopping yet. He still holds the world single-year age group records for ages 88 and 90 for the marathon distance. Read More... “Happy 100th birthday to Mike Fremont!”
Veteran cricketer Peter Siddle has taken the Big Bash tournament by storm, finishing as the top overall bowler.
The 37-year-old might be considered in the later part of his career due to his age, but is still in top form. The 20-over competition featured top players from around the world and was televised in Australia and overseas. Read More... “Vegan veteran tops top cricket tournament”
Lisa Gawthorne proved her versatility with a track run that gave her a British title.
Known more for her international achievements in duathlon (road running and cycling) she’s also represented Great Britain at cross country running.
The recent track meet saw her run in the British Masters 3000m Championship. Read More... “Vegan runner takes British Masters title”
Intense concentration and resilience saw Neil Robertson take the win at snooker’s Masters.
The 39 year old had a difficult route to the final. He faced Ronnie O Sullivan in the quarter finals then edged a final frame thriller against Mark Williams in the semi. Read More... “Plant based Thunder takes the title”
Vegan runner Harvey Lewis has taken the win at Florida’s Long Haul 100 mile ultramarathon – after a scramble to make the start line.
The Cincinnati-based teacher had booked a flight to the event after a day working. He arrived at the airport to find the flight cancelled. Read More... “Hundred mile win for sleepless vegan runner”
Vegan runner Budjargal Byambaa continued to represent Mongolia and veganism with a fantastic win in Arizona.
In a race spanning two calendar years, Budjargal faced ten days of running where the clock doesn’t stop.
The 39 year old competed in the ‘Across the Years’ Ultra on a 1686 metre (1.05 mile) course. Read More... “Ten day running race has vegan winner”
Ariel Rosenfeld has taken first place in the Israeli 24 hour running championships for the third time in a row.
His 210.3 km (130.7 miles) is less than either of his two previous wins, although Ariel says this was ‘the sweetest win’. Read More... “‘Sweet victory’ for vegan is third in three years”