Who said you need meat to get your protein for muscle-building?
Who said vegans had to be weak and feeble?
Who said steak is the whey to elite performances in sports?
Rapidly debunking these myths are a fine collection of vegan athletes who have consistently over-achieved in their chosen sports, from cycling, powerlifting to Ironman contests and bodybuilding.
Which of the below is your favourite vegan athlete? Vote now in our new poll below:
Poll closes on Friday November 20th at 6pm.
Make sure to share this poll around widely and ask your friends to vote by closing deadline.
Brief biographies of our contestants:
Cancer survivor and powerlifting champion Pat Reeves broke the world dead-lift record at the National Single Champioinship in Stafford earlier this year. Pat is also practitioner of Nutritional and Functional Medicine. She defeated an intractable cancer situation using a living plant foods regime.
Vegan pro-international cyclist, competing professionally since 2000. She is a freelance journalist, writer and translator. Christine is also spokesperson for The Vegan Society, IDA (In Defense of Animals) and PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine).
A former professional Ironman triathlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, Brendan Brazier is now a successful performance nutrition consultant, the best-selling author of the Thrive book series, and formulator of the award-winning Vegaline of plant-based nutritional products.
Scott is an American ultramarathoner, New York Times bestselling author of Eat & Run, and public speaker. Throughout Jurek's career he has been one of the most dominant ultramarathon runners in the world, winning many of the sport's most prestigious races multiple times, including the Hardrock Hundred (2007), the Badwater Ultramarathon (2005, 2006), the Spartathlon (2006, 2007, 2008), and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (1999-2005).
Vegan strongman, voted “Vegan Athlete of the Year” in 2013, when he won the European powerlifting title in the open category and set two world records in the 125-140kg category. He also set a record for fronthold and leglift, and won the German loglift championships.
Christine and Patrik will be at Vegfest Scotland on December 5th 6th at the SECC (Hall 3).
Vegfest Scotland is expected to be packed with visitors and tickets might run out so we strongly suggest buying in advance at the link below:
Advance tickets are priced at: £5 (one day) and £8 (whole weekend) plus small booking fees
These are on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE till Sunday Nov 15th 2015
BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE till Thursday Dec 3rd 2015
Limited number of tickets available on the gate at:
£8 (adults), £4 (concessions)
Kids under 16 FREE (must be accompanied by adults)
Join the Facebook event right here:
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Check out many other UK Vegan Festivals at http://www.vegfest.co.uk
VegfestUK Brighton - Feb 27th 28th 2016, www.brighton.vegfest.co.uk
VegfestUK Bristol - May 21st 22nd 2016, www.bristol.vegfest.co.uk
VegfestUK London – Oct 22nd 23rd 2016, website to go live Jan 2016
from Vegfest UK