Vegan athletes are found in every kind of sport, from bodybuilding to marathon running. They are a living proof that one can achieve outstanding results even on meat-free and dairy-free diet.
The list of vegan athletes
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Carl Lewis, American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 gold, and 10 World Championships medals, including 8 gold. Voted World Athlete of the decade (1980s) and Olympic Athlete of the Century (1900s).
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Robert Cheeke, a well-known vegan bodybuilder from USA.
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Patrik Baboumian, a German strongman competitor and bodybuilder. Holder of multiple titles, incl. 2011 Germany's Strongest Man, 2012 European Champion -140kg division GPA, etc. Set up several world records (in log lifting, etc.).
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Scott Jurek, American ultramarathoner, one of the most dominant ultramarathon runners in the world.
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Kotetsu Boku, Japanese-born South Korean kickboxer and mixed martial artist, ONE Fighting Championship Lightweight Champion.
Brendan Brazier, Canadian endurance athlete, winner of Canadian 50-km Ultramarathon Championships in 2003 and 2006.
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Georges Laraque, a well-known Canadian professional ice hockey forward.
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Pat Neshek, American professional baseball pitcher (Major League Baseball).
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John Salley, American professional basketball player. He was the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning teams.
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Salim Stoudamire, American professional basketball player who played in NBA for Atlanta Hawks.
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Ed Templeton, a recognized American professional skateboarder.
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Taryn "Tiffany" Terrell, American professional wrestler who performed in WWE.
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Mike Tyson, American professional Heavyweight boxer, arguably the most recognizable boxer in the modern history. Winner of multiple titles.
Other famous vegan athletes
- Rob Bigwood, American professional arm wrestler, one of the top wrestlers in the 242 lb. division in USA. Won over 40 state tournaments in USA, as well as the left-handed World Championship in 2006.
- Luke Cummo, American mixed martial artist.
- Keith Holmes, American boxer, multiple winner of WBC Middleweight Title.