04 May World’s Best Vegan Athletes
There are many athletes who are vegan. They each have a unique story as to why they chose the vegan lifestyle but one thing is in common, they are all thriving in their careers as vegans proving that a vegan diet does provide all the nutritional needs required to excel in everything.
- Mike Tyson
We all know the famous boxer Mike Tyson who went vegan in the year 2013. Tyson believes that becoming vegan gave him a second opportunity to live healthily. After years of drug use including bad cocaine, Tyson had become congested and could barely breathe. He also suffered from high blood pressure and arthritis and in his own words, was almost dying. Once he started his vegan lifestyle journey, his health began taking a turn for the better. Today he is fit as a fiddle and looking forward to many more years on earth.
- David Meyer
David Meyer is a Vegan martial artist who has been competing for years in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has won many international titles and is recognized as the first non-Brazilian to have achieved a black belt in the spot. One amazing thing about David is that he is in his 50’s and competes against 20 year olds and still comes on top.
Some of his major achievements include four American Cup Golds, World Championship Gold medals, two Pan American Golds and three US Open Golds.
- Heather Mills
Heather is a vegan skier who competes in the disability sports. She lost her leg in the year 1993 after being involved in an accident with a police motorcycle. While recovering after amputation, she decided to go vegan and she attributes her healing and recovery to the vegan diet. She is very outspoken about being a vegan and she strictly follows the vegan diet even when traveling. She is also a campaigner of animal issues and played a key role in the campaign on the ban to import dogs and cats from China to Europe.
- Austin Aries
Austin is a vegan wrestler. He has competed with some of the world’s best wrestlers and has many world Titles on his belt. He is famous for a couple of interesting signature moves. In 2004, he competed against Samoa Joe who had been the reigning Ring of Honor champion and defeated him taking the ROH champion for himself.
Austin adopted veganism in the year 2011 after being a vegetarian since the year 2000. He calls himself ‘The spectacular vascular vegetarian’ and plays a pivotal role in advocating for the vegan lifestyle.
- Scott Jurek
Scott is a vegan marathon runner. Not many athletes have managed to achieve as much as Scott Jurek on the tracks. His performance as an ultramarathon runner has been amazing with him attaining course records and multiple wins. What is impressive about his performance is that ultramarathons start at greater distances than standard marathons and Scott has surpassed up to 246k. His vegan journey began in the year 1997 and he advocates for the vegan lifestyle which he claims is key to an athletes recovery, supporting endurance and overall health.