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Scott Jurek: An Example for Vegan Athletes

Posted on September 21, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor

Each issue of Vegetarian Journal includes a column called Vegetarian Action. In the latest issue we feature Scott Jurek. Writer Savannah Lawrence states:

“Scott Jurek is a well-known figure in the running community, and not just because of the races he’s won or the records he’s set. As an ultrarunner — a runner who competes in races beyond the distance of a marathon — Jurek follows a vegan diet, which surprises many runners and athletes who believe that endurance training requires animal protein for muscular fuel. Jurek’s achievements are vast and include setting the U.S. record for a 24-hour road run, seven consecutive wins at the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, three consecutive wins at the Spartathlon 152-mile race, and two consecutive wins at the 135-mile Badwater run, to name a few. He credits much of his success to his healthy vegan diet, training, and racing with confidence.”

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