Fell running success for Helen

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”

Mike wins AHL Man of the Year award

Ice hockey’s Mike Zigomanis has been awarded the prestigious Yanick Dupre AHL Man of the Year.

 

The award recognises community and charity activities among players and is the winner is selected by members of the AHL hockey league.

 

Mike, who plays for Toronto Maple Leafs is known for taking the time to meet fans at matches and community events such as school visits.  Read More... “Mike wins AHL Man of the Year award”

Ebdon makes history

Ebdon’s place in the World Championships means he has played in each tournament since 1992.

 

The only player beating this record is Stephen Hendry who has played in 27 successive events; Steve Davis also played 22 consecutive times.

 

Ebdon’s typical serious demeanor was broken recently during a televised match when he reminded us all he was vegan – see the video below. Read More... “Ebdon makes history”

Fiona Oakes runs in the Arctic marathon

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”

National Silver for Emily

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”

World Bronze for Meagan

Canadian Pairs skater Meagan Duhamel added to her impressive medal haul this year with a Bronze at the world Championships, and Canada’s first pairs medal since 2008.

 

The pairs skated a difficult routine as part of their ambition to make the podium this year following last year’s fifth.  Read More... “World Bronze for Meagan”

It’s an International Gold!

Superskater Meagan Duhamel has won her second title of the year and her first international Gold.

 

The Canadian vegan pairs skater felt things could have gone better at the Four Continents in Osaka, Japan.  The '4C' features skaters from North America, Australasia, Africa and Asia, to parallel the European championships.  Read More... “It’s an International Gold!”

Second gold for Meagan!

Reigning Canadian Pairs  Figure Skating champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford took to the ice in Ontario this month to defend their national Gold.  Meagan, who was recently nominated as Vegan Athlete of the Year 2012 told her partner it would be easier to defend the title than it was to win it first last year. Read More... “Second gold for Meagan!”

Sarah Stewart Interview

Sarah Stewart has had another terrific year which included winning a Silver paralympic medal and being nominated as one fo the five Vegan Athletes of the year.  The Australian wheelchair basketball player has fitted in this with a busy schedule that involves study towards post degree qualifications and teaching. Read More... “Sarah Stewart Interview”

Paralympic Silver for Sarah

In her third Paralympics Sarah Stewart picked up her third medal and second Silver in London.

 

The Australian was a key member in the team that successfully negotiated the group stages to the quarter finals. They easily beat Mexico 62-37, one of the highest winning margins of the competition, to set up a semi final with USA. Read More... “Paralympic Silver for Sarah”

Mirko wins in Japan

British-born Sensei Buchwald travelled to Japan for the event of the year as far as Goju Ryu karate is concerned – the  Budo Sai.  He was invited to take part in full contact competition, which he agreed to. 

 

The fight started with strikes scored by both competitors, including a kick to the head by Mirko which knocked his opponent down.  Read More... “Mirko wins in Japan”

Joni hits the Finnish finals

Joni Purmonen qualified for the finals of Finland's Strongest Man (<105kg category), competing in May 2012.

 

The competition included 17 competitors, after three events the top performers would proceed to the remainder of the finals.

 

Joni got off to an excellent start with a 6th place in a loading race which used a wheelbarrow which by the end weighed about 350kg, and many competitors failed to complete the distance. Read More... “Joni hits the Finnish finals”

James Wilks

James Wilks is a MMA fighter who is best known to many as winner of the Ultimate Fighter. Trained in traditional striking martial arts, James holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. Read More... “James Wilks”