From Olympic arenas to NFL stadiums, vegetarian athletes are dominating their meat-eating competitors. Meat-free mavericks include Sports Illustrated "Olympian of the Century" Carl Lewis, top ultra-marathon runner Scott Jurek, tennis legend Chris Evert, football star Ricky Williams, Ultimate Fighting champ Mac Danzig, NBA standouts Raja Bell and Salim Stoudamire, and boxing champion Keith Holmes.
Read about how a vegan diet has helped Ultimate Fighting champion Mac Danzig take his skills to a new level.
A sensible, well-rounded vegetarian diet will give you the essential nutrients you need to excel. Here are a few key things to remember:
Read our "Optimal Vegan Nutrition" page for more helpful tips.
Are you a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior who found that your performance got a boost when you dropped meat from your diet? We want to hear about it! Please send your story and a photo to VegInfo@peta.org.
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