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.
“It feels amazing” Frans said afterwards. “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!”
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.
“Together with my riding buddy we did some longer rides and charity work with the bicycle. Read More... “Frans races the muddy forest tracks in the Belgian Nationals”
Vegan runner Andreas Vojta added to his 34 Austrian titles at the Nationals, proving his versatility as well as his quality.
Setting world-class times over 10,000 and 1500 metres earlier this year, he now turned his attention to a shorter distance – 800 metres. Read More... “Three dozen national titles for vegan runner”
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?”
Tricky training conditions as 2020 unfolds have not dented the ability of Andreas Vojta, who has completed a fantastic race in Switzerland.
The Austrian vegan registered the fastest Outdoor 1500 m of the season in Europe just weeks ago, and this time turned his attention to a 10,000 metre event. Read More... “Vegan runner runs world-leading 10,000m”
Vegan runner Areas Vojta currently finds himself top of the pile after recording the fastest outdoor 1500m of the season in Europe.
In his first race after lockdown, the Austrian ran 3:42 in Prague. This was not his normal distance and one which he didn’t prepare specifically for. Read More... “Vegan runner is Europe’s fastest”
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”
Cam Awesome has opened up recently about some of the fights he’s taken on – before he gets in the ring to fight.
The multiple US National Heavyweight and Superheavyweight champion has been recognised for his national and international success but it hasn’t been easy. Read More... “Vegan boxing champ starts speaking course for athletes”
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.
Andreas Vojta and Vlad Ixel have released videos ideal for the aspiring runner. Read More... “Elite vegan athletes ready to train you through the lockdown”
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.
Matthew LeBlanc has run a 3:04:48 marathon and won the 24 hour White Lake Ultra. Read More... “Lockdown vegans take on big challenges”
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.
Australian Morgan Mitchell has been looking forward to representing her nation in the 400 metres for the second time, running individually and in the relay. Read More... “Olympic delay forces changes for vegan athletes”
Lisa Gawthorne recorded her best ever finish at the European Duathlon Championships with 6th in her age group after a great race in Andalusia, Spain.
She’s competed at European and World level for several years now, and the recent run-bike-run event saw her stepping up a gear to beat her previous performances in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Read More... “Best ever finish for vegan athlete at Euro Champs”
Belgian vegan Sahy Lalime defended her Belgian national title with a set of monster lifts at the national powerlifting championships.
There were troubling developments in the week leading up to the meet as she struggled to make the weight, eventually sweating her way to 63kg to qualify for her weight category. Read More... “Another national title for vegan powerlifter”
Vegan Olympic-style lifter Ramona Cadogan had her first meet of the year and did not disappoint as she continues to emphasise her class.
At the Brooklyn meet she closed the gaps on the national records as she took first in the Masters Divisions. Read More... “Vegan closes in on national records”
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.
Despite the challenges of competing away from home and after travelling, he was clearly there to make an impression – and did that. Read More... “Vegan lifts his best to top World Championships”
Vegan powerlifter Nick Squires has broken the State record for deadlift in his home state of California.
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”
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.
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Kim had competed at Scotland’s Strongest Woman last year where she broke the national record for the yoke walk and held it very briefly as it was broken again during the event. 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”