Russian athlete Alexey Voyevoda can boast that he’s a champion on three fronts. As a professional arm wrestler, he’s taken gold at the World Championships, and he’s an Olympic bobsledding medallist who has just won gold for Russia at the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In addition, as a vegan, he’s a champion for animals!
We caught up with him ahead of his performance and asked him a few questions.
When and why did you decide to go vegan?
Three and a half years ago. At first, I approached it from a … Read more.
You’re only as old as you feel, as the saying goes, and record-holding marathon runner Fauja Singh certainly proves that your age needn’t hold you back – the lifelong vegetarian will run the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday, despite having celebrated his 101st birthday last April!
So what’s the secret to Fauja’s awe-inspiring stamina and longevity? A wholesome plant-based diet, which is good for the planet and his own health. “In many parts of the world, people are dying because of starvation, whilst others are dying because of overeating”, he explains. “My … Read more.
Patrik Baboumian, holder of the Strongest Man of Germany title, is a vegan. In this new video for PETA Germany, he looks to define “strength” and asks if we really have to kill in order to live.
Like many professional athletes, Patrik recognises that a healthy plant-based diet gives him the protein and nutrients that he needs to build muscle and strengthen his immune system, without clogging his arteries with saturated fat. As the video demonstrates, Patrik also knows that only cowards hurt animals and that one of the most … Read more.
Meet PETA supporter and endurance runner Brynjar. After learning about the abuse of animals on factory farms, Brynjar dropped meat, eggs and dairy products from his diet. And how did the switch to a vegan diet affect his athletic abilities? Well, the proof, as they say, is in the (soya) pudding!
No longer bogged down with all the saturated fat and cholesterol found in meat, Brynjar has never been faster than on a vegan diet. For the first time, he was able to complete a half-marathon in less than 95 minutes – … Read more.