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”
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!”
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 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”
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”
Sarah Stewart may be searching for a Gold medal to add to her Silver and Bronze from the last two Paralympics. The Australian philosophy teacher has been one of the most impressive players in the Australian national league for a number of years and now takes on the world's best in the London games. Read More... “Wheelchair basketball player in Paralympics final”
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.
June 2012 – Belated congratulations to vegan racing driver Andy Lally. Before this year started Andy had won the GT class of the Daytona 24 hour more times than anyone else already, but in January this year he won again. The 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 was a competitive race which Andy’s team did not lead until later stages. Read More... “Andy Lally wins another Daytona title”
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”
Ultradistance athlete Rich Roll has released “Finding Ultra”, a book chronicling his amazing transformation at age 40 from overweight and unfit middle aged lawyer to international competitor.The book covers the amazing two year transformation and the first steps which included a complete transformation of his diet to a vegan one. Read More... “Rich Roll releases “Finding Ultra””
Vegan ultramarathoner is currently featuring in a TV advert for an alternative energy car. The advert quotes Scott’s American 24 hour distance record of 266 km. Scott was selected due to his status as one of the athletes producing world recognised amazing physical feats.
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”