Canadian pairs skater Meagan Duhamel has added to her Gold in the Canadian Nationals this year by winning a silver in the international Skate Canada competition.
Vegan Meagan and her partner Eric Radford knew the competition was goinf to be difficult so set some tough goals along the way. Read More... “Figure Skating silver for vegan Meagan”
Patrik Baboumian continues to excel in strongman sports having moved from the under 105kg category.
His bodyweight is around 123kg and he has been competing. In August 2012 he entered a German competition where he set a World Record by lifting a 50 litre beer keg weighing 150.2kg overhead. Read More... “Two new records for Strongman Patrik”
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”
Pat Reeves has set a new world powerlifting record at the WDFPA World Single Lift Championships.
The 66 year old lifter, who has been vegan for 46 years, lifted 94 kg to set a record for the under 50.5kg weight class while competing in France in June 2012. Read More... “New world masters record for vegan vet lifter”
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”
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”
June 2012 – Germany’s Strongest Man Patrik Baboumian has been competing in Naantali, Finland in the European Raw Powerlifting championships.
The championships did not go entirely to plan, with Patrik suffering an episode of suspected food poisoning and an accident in the squat. Read More... “Patrik excels in European Powerlifting Championships”
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. Read More... “Scott Jurek features in TV advert”
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”
Taking on Marathon des Sables is a challenge enough for even the most accomplished of athletes, but Fiona has overcome further challenges and still completed this astounding undertaking.
A few days before the event started, a horse Fiona was caring for accidentally stood on her foot causing a fracture. Read More... “Fiona Oakes completes Marathon des Sables”
Meagan Duhamel took part in the Canadian nationals this January, winning Gold after a successful routine with her partner Eric Radford. Although this is only their second season together they scored 129.19, which places them among the top teams internationally.
“Eric moved away from home when he was 13, and I moved away when I was 14 with a sole purpose to win a national title,” Duhamel said. Read More... “Meagan wins Gold in Canada!”
In April 2012 Fiona Oakes will start Marathon des Sables. As well as the heat, extreme terrain and distance, Fiona will have to carry water, all her food, supplies and clothing.
Training for the events has been crammed into an already extreme lifestyle as Fiona continues to care almost singlehandedly for 400 animals on her sanctuary in Essex as well as working as a retained firefighter. Read More... “Fiona Oakes takes on ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’”
Jake Shields was included as a featured athlete although we now recognise that he is not vegan. Please read more about this here.
Jake Shields returned to winning ways with a convincing win over Judo expert Yoshihiro Akiyama.
Akiyama had cut to 170lbs for the first time, and demonstrated solid stances and some expert throws against Shields. Read More... “Jake Shields wins in Japan”