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World Vegan Day!


November 1st is World Vegan Day! To celebrate this, we wanted to share with you our favourite articles and stories about Veganism alongside your training and lifestyle. It's not as difficult as it might sound...

Would it surprise you to know that the man who:
  • Was named as one of the 25 fittest men in the world by Men's Fitness;
  • An Ultraman World Championships Competitor;
  • Recorded the second fastest time for the 10 km swim, in Ultraman 2008
  • Completed 5 Ironman day events in one week
Is also Vegan?

Rich Roll - The Vegan Ultraman!

Our most impressive story comes from a man named Rich Roll. Rich has been vegan since 2006, and was awarded the title of one of 2009's '25 Fittest Guys in the World' by Men's Fitness Magazine. He is best known for his participation in the Ultraman World Championships, which involves a 6.2 mile swim, 261.4 mile cycle and 52.4 mile run over 3 days. In 2008 he recorded the second fastest time for the 10 km swim, beating many professional athletes and finishing 11th overall. In 2009 he won the swim and the first day, finishing 7th overall.

In 2017, aged 50, he completed a 52 stage gruelling event which involved running 65 km across hostile terrain and swimming 10 km – across 26 Scandinavian islands (read more here).

10 vegan athletes you didn't know ate a plant-based diet 

1. Lewis Hamilton - F1

2. Scott Jurek - ultra runner

3. Tia Blanco - Surfing World Champion

4. Dotsie Bausch - Cycling Olympic Silver medalist

5. Novak Djokovic – tennis player

6. Jermain Defoe – footballer

7. Venus Williams – tennis player

8. David Haye – boxer

9. Tom Brady – American football player

10. Sergio Aguero – footballer

Here are a few more of our favourite articles about Vegetarian & Veganism. 

 It's surprising how many!

An interesting read! 


Diet and Nutrition Infomation for Vegatarian and Vegan Diets

We explore how fitness professionals can provide practical and easy to follow advice to clients who are vegetarian, vegan or pescatarian

Simple but effective!


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World Vegan Day!