Written by Michelle Kretzer
runs the world? Vegan girls!
certainly run the 11-day Marathon
des Sables across the Sahara
Desert. Forty-two-year-old vegan Briton Fiona Oakes ran 151 miles—more than a marathon every 24 hours—in the world's toughest foot race.
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joins an elite club of vegan and vegetarian athletes, including nine-time Olympic
gold medalist Carl Lewis, Ultraman triathlete Rich Roll, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek, and record-breaking 100-year-old
marathon runner Fauja
Singh, who know that a great
performance starts with healthy food.
Ready to get your own motor running?
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PETA U.K. supporter Fauja
Singh ran into the record books on Sunday when he completed the
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and became the oldest
person ever to do so, at 100 years old. The "Turbaned Torpedo" credits
his vegetarian diet, among other factors, with giving him the incredible
stamina that propelled him into the Guinness World Records. This may be the best inspiration ever to get us off the couch
and into some running
shoes and is also living
proof of why it's never too late to incorporate healthy, plant-based foods into your
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Even if you don't plan to break any world records, a
plant-based diet is a veritable fountain of youth: Vegetarians
and vegans live an average of six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters do.
To follow in Singh's footsteps, take the 30-day vegan pledge today and
urge others you know—of all ages—to do the same.
Written by Heather
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