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World Records: 100m, 4 x 100m, 4 x 200m & indoor long jump (still standing). One of the longest undefeated sport’s streaks: 65 consecutive wins in long jump for 10 years.
Voted "World Athlete of the Century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations.
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“My plan is to improve the world with Veganism and that includes showing that healthy Vegans can be the best in sport.”
(professional skier / vegan)
"My power has increased since becoming vegan, especially my endurance, and I almost never get ill anymore."
“One popular wrong notion is that vegans are frail and skinny. My power has increased since becoming vegan, especially my endurance, and I almost never get ill anymore. It’s true that I lost some pounds, but to most people that would mean no harm.”
(professional bodybuilder / vegan)
Achievements: multiple Great British Champion, 2011 World Bronze medallist, former European Vice-Champion, and 2014 World Champion.
“It is very rare for someone in my sport to question my diet. My fitness and physique speak for themselves. Occasionally it will pique someone, but I leave them to their own troubles with it.”
(professional Savate instructor / vegan)
“I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables such as bananas, blueberries, oranges, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, broccoli, avocados and tomatoes. For my protein I eat tempeh, lentils, beans and vegan protein powders. I also enjoy quinoa, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecan meal, almonds, peanut butter and coconut oil.”
(Professional wrestler / vegan)
Set 10 ultramarathon course records, set the American 24-hr record with a 165.7 mile run, second set for the 2189 mile Appalachian Trail!
Named as one of the top runners of the decade 2000-2009, Ultra-Runner of the Year 3 times in Ultrarunning Magazine. Vegan since 1997!
‘However thanks to turning vegan I have just as much strength & power as before– but I have less fat, & greater lean muscle mass, plus better energy & endurance. My recovery is much better & I feel excellent all the time."
(pro body builder / vegan)
"It's helped me to eat healthy. It helps me get my wind quicker between rounds. It'll help me win the title."
(pro boxer / vegan)
leading national fighter
and international competitor.
"I researched successful plant based athletes and found that it could speed up my recovery, help me gain lean muscle gain and improve my overall health."
(Muay Thai martial artist / vegan)
"The most powerful animals are herbivores. The gorillas, buffalos, elephants, and now me."
Awesome is the U.S. National Team Captain and is also the Athlete Director on USA Boxing Board of Directors.
"Since being plant based, I am 23-0, winning 3 International Golds and 2 National tournaments and can thank my new lifestyle."
(Professional Boxer / vegan)
"I realised how absurd the notion of ‘needing’ meat in the diet was. From that point on, I never looked back… View it as a positive change and look forward to all the new amazing, healthy and delicious foods you can eat."
(MMA fighter / vegan)
"I have put on 6kg since I have been vegan in 20 months. I never achieved this amount of muscle prior to being vegan in 6 years in competitive bodybuilding. So when someone says you built most of your muscle on animal based products I tell them I have made a lot more progress and faster on a plant based diet."
"People are always like, ‘What about the protein?’ I’ve never been big into protein. Instead of protein shakes, I do a lot of organic juice. I’m a healthy vegetarian."
(pro MMA fighter / vegetarian)
"My motivation is entirely to not harm animals. I have experienced that it’s an extremely healthy way to eat, it gives me more energy, it’s better for the environment. I’m morally committed to not harming animals."
"I care the most about health and performance… But of course I’m an animal lover and having watched many vegan videos and movies, I just can’t be contributing to violence against animals. We must respect all kinds of life!"
(profession martial artist / vegan)
Achievements: Winner of The Ultimate Fighter 5, highest UFC Pay Per View buy with UFC 202.
"If anything, meat’s gonna slow you down”. “I think you’re a smarter and more intelligent fighter. Me and my brother (Nick) are at the top of the game and have been for a long time. We’re obviously doing something right. Besides knowing how to kick somebody in the head, you should know how to feel good tmrw."
(professional MMA fighter / vegan)
Both instructor and black belt in TaeKwonDo, Assistant Instructor in Japanese Jui Jitsu and instructor in the British Combat Association.
"Plant-based foods are inherently loaded with antioxidants too, which aid athletes in recovery. If someone wants to be the best athlete they can be they need to fuel their body with the best diet available and that is a whole food, plant-based diet. Period!”
(professional MMA fighter / vegan)
"I now get my main sources of protein in things like lentils, black beans, kidney beans, tofu, soy chunks, Quorn (although I try to limit the amount of this source), eggs, quinoa, nuts, many varieties of seeds."
(professional rugby player / vegetarian)