Fiona Oakes has completed yet another extreme marathon, across the mountains of South America, the Volcano Marathon in Chile. Runners were warned to expect snow at the start at temperatures of 30 Celsius later on.
Meagan Duhamel and her skater partner Eric Radford returned to the international Skate Canada competition hoping to match last year’s amazing silver medal.
The pair are known for technically tight performances rather than high artistic scores. After the first routine they were leading, having completed a triple twist and three elements at the difficult level four. Read More... “Meagan Duhamel at Skate Canada 2013”
Fiona’s preparation for the Casablanca leg of the record attempt was not ideal as it followed close behind her Atlantic City marathon and she had just caught a flu bug. Her duties at the sanctuary meant she was unable to rest. Read More... “Fiona Oakes’ Casablanca Marathon”
Fiona travelled to Atlantic City USA for her 4th marathon in 7 weeks.
There were a few hitches on the way including confiscation of fruit supplies (US immigration does not permit fruit or vegetables to be brought in). Later there was some extreme noise problems from adjoining rooms which was eventually solved by moving rooms but not after until there were only a few hours left to grab some sleep. Read More... “Fiona Oakes takes another step towards a World Record”
Tennis amateur Vicki Cosio travelled to Seattle to enter the Washington State Open National Senior Tournament in August. She was an unseeded player in the women’s over 45s which meant she had a tough route to the final including matches against the 3rd and second seed, with the top seed waiting for her in the final. Read More... “Tennis victory for Vicki Cosio”
Our site already features a number of vegan distance runners, so we were interested to learn of the recent exploits of Josh Garrett. Josh has recently finished hiking from Mexico to Canada along the 2,655 mile Pacific Crest trail in record time. Read More... “Extreme distance hike record for Josh”
‘Queen of the Extreme’ runner Fiona Oakes followed her Saharan and North Pole adventures with a relatively mild marathon in the Isle of Man (UK). The pressure was off because it was just part of her attempt to complete a marathon on all continents plus the Arctic in a short period – the race time itself didn’t matter. Read More... “Vegan win in the IOM marathon”
Strongman Joni Purmonen has been continuing to compete and has just taken on two tough tournaments.
First was a more traditional strongman event which included the challenge of 28 degree heat. It included competitors in the open weight category as well as Joni’s under 105kg weight range, all completing the same events. Read More... “Joni tries Highland Games!”
Fiona Oakes has already taken on some of the toughest events known to the running world. She had run the Marathon des Sables in temperatures of 50 C and smashed the course record for the North Pole Marathon.
She does it to promote veganism and now desperately needs financial support to set a World Record for the time taken to run a marathon on all continents plus the polar ice cap. Read More... “Fiona Oakes needs support”
Fell runner Helen Fines continues to excel in her demanding schedule of gruelling events.
In April of this year she ran the British Champions race in Northern Ireland and came away with a win. The series result is based on the best three results of four races, of which the Northern Irish race was the first, and featured 145 top athletes from the British Isles. Read More... “Fell running success for Helen”
Climber Steph Davis undertook a particularly challenging route in Mineral Canyon, Utah USA. This was made into a film which shows Steph BASE jumping to the start of the climb then taking on the crack climb.
Vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian competed at the Europes largest fitness and physical culture fair FIBO on Saturday. This invitation only competition had some of the worlds best strongmen competing for qualifying places in the Worlds Strongest Man. In the mix were current world's second strongest man Vytautas Lalas and third strongest man Hafthor Björnsson. Read More... “Vegan strongman Patrik Baboumian at FIBO Champions League”
Fiona spends her life caring for animals and currently cares almost singlehandedly for over two hundred dogs, horses, pigs, cats and sheep. She is also dedicated to promoting the vegan diet, which has taken her to top marathons where she has won top places (including wins and course records), the fastest marathon inside the arctic circle and she has completed the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara desert, probably the toughest footrace in the world. Read More... “Fiona Oakes runs in the Arctic marathon”
Emily Jans defended her national boxing title in February at the Australian National Boxing Championships.
Things started well with a 16:13 win which put the light welterweight in the final. The final was closely contended and Emily lost by the narrowest of margins with a 13:12 scoreline. Read More... “National Silver for Emily”
Catra Corbett put in a gritty performance in the tough Razorback 100 mile race this month and came away with a victory. The fitness trainer has been vegan for 17 years and is a prolific ultradistance competitor. This was her 86th 100 mile race. Read More... “Lady vegan beats the men over 100 miles”