Tomorrow I am running my first 10k. I have run a few 5k but never a 10k. So tonight I need to “carb up”. Actually, I don’t know that I really need to but it makes me feel like a real athlete to say it. I picked up a couple of packets of Vegan Sport Endurance Gel and tonight I’m focusing on making sure I am well hydrated. I’m ready.
Yes, you vegan runners I know a 10k is not as impressive as a marathon or anything like that but it is still exciting to me.
And for you non-vegan runners, yes it is true that vegans are capable of running more than a city block without collapsing from a lack of protein and iron. In fact, didn’t a vegan set world records in 100 meter and 200 meter relays? So believe it or not, vegans are actually not pale, weak and anemic. Well I’m a little pale but I live in Portland Oregon and we don’t see much sunshine.
So, for those who doubt the athletic abilities of vegans or for those who just enjoy reading about successful vegans, following is a few links to info on some vegan athlete superstars. I may never make this list but for today I’m happy with my 10k!
Carl Lewis: Olympic Gold Medal Winner
Mike Tyson: Former heavyweight champion
Rob Bigwood: Professional Arm Wrestlers currently ranked eighth in the United State
Brendan Brazier: Pro Ironman
Molly Cameron: Cyclocross Racer
Scott Jurek: Ultra-marathoner