Looking for some running inspiration? Here’s 5 incredible vegan athletes with amazing achievements who are wonderful advocates for the plant based lifestyle.
Named one of the greatest runners of all time, Scott Jurek is a famed ultra runner completing 100 mile races like they’re going out of fashion. Scott’s excellent book, Eat and Run is a wonderful account of his running journey with some fantastic vegan recipes thrown in there to be sure to silence the meat loving critics.
Ah the man, the legend. If you haven’t heard of Rich Roll prepare to be educated and inspired. A former lawyer turned author, ultra runner and public speaker. Rich’s not to be missed podcast includes inspiring guests taking on topics such as wellness, health and general life advice. You can check out Rich’s podcast here.
Morgan Mitchell is a sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres. She’s represented Australia on numerous occasions including at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Morgan thanks her vegan lifestyle for improving her fitness and performance.
Vegan since the age of 6, Fiona runs Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary which provides a home for life to around 400 rescued animals, both domestic and ex-farm. Fiona holds 5 marathon course records and has finished over 50 marathons whilst proudly wearing the Vegan Runners shirt. Furthermore, Fiona is a patron of the Captive Animal Protection Society.
Carl Lewis is an Olympic gold medal winner and applauded advocate for the vegan lifestyle and has said “My best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.” He believes that switching to a vegan diet can lead to improved athletic performance.
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