Sofia Jokl, vegan Ju-Jitsu expert

Sofia Jokl has been competing in Japanese Ju-Jitsu, competing in the Duo-System at European and World level.

The Duo system involves pairs of competitors demonstrating self defence against attacks randomly called by a referee.  Speed, realism, control and power are among the qualities judged, and it is known as a spectacular form of ju-Jitsu with technical preparation and athleticism key to success. Read More... “Sofia Jokl, vegan Ju-Jitsu expert”

Michaela Copenhaver, vegan rower

Michaela Copenhaver is an American rower competing in the Lightweight division.

She started rowing in 2003 and continued at University where she competed at two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships and one Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) championship.

In her senior year she set a Sprints course record and won an IRA silver medal as stroke seat of the lightweight varsity eight. Read More... “Michaela Copenhaver, vegan rower”

Dustin Watten, vegan volleyball player

Dustin Watten is a member of the US national volleyball team. He is now an established member of the team and has travelled with them to high level competition, helping them towards team successes.

Dustin has been vegan since 2012 and as well as playing for his nation he has played in the Brazilian national league which is often considered the highest level national league. Read More... “Dustin Watten, vegan volleyball player”

Ruth Heidrich, vegan endurance athlete

Ruth Heidrich is a prolific runner who has maintained an astonishing level of fitness into her senior years.

A survivor of an aggressive breast cancer, Ruth turned vegan in 1982 aged 47 in response to the diagnosis. She has won over 900 medals for running of all distances, some of her most prestigious include:

  • March 1988: 1st age group place in the New Zealand Ironman Triathlon, aged 53.
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Alexander Dargatz, vegan bodybuilder

Alex shot to fame in December 2005 when he won the World Champion Fitness title with WFF (World Fitness Federation). Five years before this he had become vegan in response to the cruelty of the animal food industries.

Although the motivation was “ethical, ecological, spiritual and healthy reasons (in that order)” Alex soon found that it was easy to find enjoyable food that worked with his strength objectives. Read More... “Alexander Dargatz, vegan bodybuilder”

Scott Jurek, vegan ultramarathon runner

Few athletes have made an impression on their sport like Colorado-based Scott Jurek has made on the demanding sport of ultra marathon running.

Scott has led the sport with some amazing performances including multiple wins and course records. Ultramarathon running starts at the distances beyond the standard marathon of 26.2 miles (42km), while Scott has excelled up to 246k. Read More... “Scott Jurek, vegan ultramarathon runner”