I have a friend and cycling team mate considering the vegan option. He’s a couple days in and people like to chime in about protein, health, nutrients, etc… I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years and finally switched over to a vegan diet a little over 1 year ago. After switching to a vegan diet I felt an overall boost in energy and  stamina… This is purely anecdotal, but I just feel better. This “feeling better” sensation is something that is shared by the elite athletes below.

I ran track in college and started cycling / racing about 4 years ago. After I switched to a vegan diet I was top 5 in some cat 3 CX races and finally won which allowed me to upgrade to Cat 2 and race in the Elites.

I also seem to recover faster than my non-vegan friends and can pound. I could go on and on about the benefits. Which I will in other posts. Until then, be awed, by these vegan elite athletes!

Elite Vegan Athletes

Arian Foster

#1 running back in the NFL 2011/2012 – Two time All-Pro. While I’m not a NFL fan I’m very fond of Arian Foster. His tweets, his philosophy, etc… Plus he kicks ASS living life!
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7420614n
http://arianfoster.org/

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7420614n

Arian Foster – Vegan NFL Stud… Namaste

 

Scott Jurek

– legendary ultra marathon runner. 3x ultra marathon runner of the year. 7-time Western States 100 champion! Author of Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness

Scott Jurek Ultra Running Legend

 

Rich Roll

Rich Roll Ultra Athlete

Rich Roll Ultra Athlete

http://www.richroll.com/

 

Nick Diaz

MMA destroyer. Also an Xterra Triathlete (mountain biking, trail running and swimming) http://nickdiaz.net/

Nick Diaz MMA Crusher and Vegan

 

Fiona Oakes

Fiona Oakes - Marathon and Ultra Marathon

– Elite Marathon runner with a 2hr 38minute pb. Holds many course records.

 

Aaron Simpson

Aaron Simpson – Vegan MMA Bad Ass

MMA bad ass

Mac Danzig

Mac Danzig vegan

Mac Danzig Vegan MMA Fighter

MMA bad ass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Danzig

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis Elit Vegan Olympian

Vegetarian Olympian. He had his best year was when he turned vegan.

Tanya Kay

Professional Dancer. Appared in “Stomp”

Georges Baraque

– NHL ‘informer’

brendan brazier

– elite professional triathlete

Tim VanOrden

– raw vegan “running raw”

Jack Lindquist

Jack Lindquist Vegan Track Cyclists

– cyclist california state champion shooting for 2016 Olympics
http://www.readyforplanb.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bw-calves-1024×756.jpg

Catherine Johnson

US Cyclocross racer

Jason Sager

Patrik Baboumian

strongman

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