Category: Athletes

Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Vegan Athlete, Adrian Beckett, Completes Everesting Challenge

Last weekend Adrian Beckett completed the Everesting Challenge in just under 18 hours (taking almost 4 hours off of the previous fastest time on the hill in question) and on a plant-based diet. The stats were 164.8 miles covered and 29,977 feet of ascent climbed over 48 reps of the same hill.  He did this for the charity Meningitis Now, […]

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Ironman Brendan Brazier, a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Ironman Brendan Brazier, a Pioneer in Dairy-Free Sports Nutrition

Brendan Brazier is way ahead of the game. As a former professional Ironman athlete and two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon runner, he’s had his eyes on the prize since he was a young teen (he’s in his 40s now, though no one would guess by the look of him). Growing up constantly in motion, Brendan discovered the power of dairy-free, […]

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Rip Esselstyn, Vegan Athlete Breaks World Record in 200m Swim

Rip Esselstyn, Vegan Athlete Breaks World Record in 200m Swim

Rip Esselstyn, plant-based pioneer, host of the Plant-Strong podcast and founder of the Engine 2 diet, set a new National and World Record in the Men’s 55 – 59 age group 200-meter back stroke with a time of 2:21.72. The prior record was made in 2015. Rip competed in the 2019 Summer Sizzler LC Masters Meet in Houston on June […]

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Why Consuming Dairy & High-Fat Foods Impedes Athletic Performance

Why Consuming Dairy & High-Fat Foods Impedes Athletic Performance

While once only embraced by diet culture, the low-carb craze has begun to infiltrate the nutrient regimens of athletes. Instead of using the most convenient and natural form of energy—carbohydrates—those who follow this diet philosophy predominantly rely on animal-based fat and protein stores to get them through a workout. While some may claim to make gains in the gym, those […]

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3 Young, Vegan Gymnast Sisters Making a Huge Impact

3 Young, Vegan Gymnast Sisters Making a Huge Impact

Meet Danaé, Danya & Danielle, three young, vegan, gymnast sisters that are bringing their talent, inspiration and vegan lifestyle to the forefront to shift culture and impact their generation through health awareness and fitness. The sisters live in the Los Angeles area and are phenomenally gifted athletes specializing in gymnastics, dance, acro and yoga. If you can’t find them doing […]

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Vegan Surfer, Tia Blanco, Talks About Prepping for The Olympics

Vegan Surfer, Tia Blanco, Talks About Prepping for The Olympics

Elysabeth Alfano’s guest on Awesome Vegans is riding high…riding high atop some giant waves that is.  Champion Surfer, Tia Blanco is the 2015 and 2016 World surfing champion. She took the First Place Gold at the International Surfing Association Open Women’s World Surfing Championship.  As one of the top 50 female surfers in the world, she is now training to […]

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An Interview with Heather Mills – the Fastest Woman on Earth

An Interview with Heather Mills – the Fastest Woman on Earth

Just try to keep up with Heather Mills. Literally. She holds the world record for the fastest disabled woman on skis, reaching a top speed of 103.6 miles per hour in 2015. Her accolades in alpine sports also include multiple international wins for the official British Disabled Ski Team and an additional three world records as the first disabled woman […]

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Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Why Olympic Figure Skater Meagan Duhamel Ditched Dairy

Like so many, when I was a child, my parents told me that if I wanted to be big and strong, I had to drink cow’s milk. And they wanted me to drink a lot of it. My father even had us drink a glass of milk along with our cheese pizza! I remember being sent to training as a […]

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Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

Confessions of a Proteinaholic: Why I Finally Ditched Dairy

My journey to ditching dairy was probably easier than it was for most people. For starters, I was born with a severe milk allergy. Milk is one of the most common allergens, and the majority of the world cannot digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products. All this to say, most cultures and people live just fine without eating cow’s […]

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Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

Basketball Legend John Salley Talks with Awesome Vegans, Elysabeth Alfano

On this episode of Awesome Vegans, host Elysabeth Alfano dishes it up in her kitchen with basketball legend, John Salley.  You know the expression everything under the sun?  That’s exactly what Elysabeth talks about with this wellness master, media personality, chef, philosopher and star on the court.  Get comfy and settle in because John and Elysabeth wax prophetic about food […]

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