Meet Vegan Athletes- Tough, Strong Vegans Defying The Carnivore Dominance
We were made to believe that for sports and vegan athletes, that
As believed earlier, a strong athletic body and vegan diet isn’t an oxymoron
Meet The Vegan Athletes
Walter Penaloza, Vegan Marathon Runner
Born in Ecuador and raised in Switzerland, Walter Penaloza lives in Dubai and is a multi talented athlete. Penaloza (35) just completed Oman Trifecta after participating in the Spartan obstacle races (5 km, 15 km, and 25 km). Penaloza explains in the interview that it took him 4.5 hours to complete half a marathon when he was on a carnivorous diet, not to mention the sore body he had to endure for days post event. But recently it took him just four hours and fifty minutes to manage a full marathon without being sore the next day. Vegan since past two years, the athlete has been quoted as saying,
“Before I always felt tired, heavy and sluggish. After going vegan, the eﬀects were immediate and remarkable. My energy levels are very high, I feel a lot lighter and more peaceful. I also feel that my recovery and performance are improving every day.”
As per his Facebook bio, the multi talented athlete is also a full time banker, health coach, Reiki-master, Yoga practitioner, Theta healer, Hypnotherapist and NLP Coach. Walter Penaloza also posted the amazing body transformation he underwent after embracing Veganism. Inspiring, isn’t it?
Kevin Bradford, Vegan Triathlete
UAE’s another Vegan athlete who is defying all norms already. Kevin Bradford explains the initial skepticism he had about going Vegan and admits, “I assumed it would lead to a performance drop and I was looking to disprove that it was possible to perform consistently on a plant-based diet.” But all it did was reverse. As per Bradford, he can now eat as much as he wants without having to count calories. He has almost consistent weight with rare changes and the new plant-based diet perfectly complements his training and performance demands. In fact, the triathlete goes a step further and claims that in fact, his performance has improved after embracing Vegan living.
Bradford has attributed his body transformation to a v
“Once you peel back the layers behind the products you consume, you may be shocked at what you ﬁnd.”
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Joanne Owen, Vegan Boat Racer
Joanne Owen is a dragon boat racer whose team, Dragonfire Dubai, won a Bronze medal at the dragon boat world championship that took place in Hungary this year. The vegan boat racer explains that she was dealing with several health issues and had been taking pills to suppress symptoms. She had to deal with depression, migraine, water retention, fatigue, muscle soreness, palpitations, asthma, thyroid, and even infertility. At one point she decided to undergo major diet changes and adopted vegan living. Owen claims, she no longer has frequent migraine or asthma attacks, her thyroid condition was cured and feels like a bundle of energy. She doesn’t experience fatigued anymore. She sums up her experience adding, “I worked alongside my omnivore teammates on the same rigorous regime with no dips in energy, endurance or power at all.”
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