Carl Lewis - Olympic Legend and.....Vegan!

As many of you who have followed this blog may know, I am a vegan.  Part of my Ultraman quest was to prove to myself and to other athletes out there that not only can one participate in athletics as a vegan, but rather that this is a recipe to excel athletically.

I think Ultraman proved my point -- 11th overall.  3rd fastest American.  2nd fastest swimmer.  Plant based diet.  Pretty certain I was the only vegan.

I will be posting more about my thoughts on nutrition in the coming weeks.  And I will be speaking only from my own experience.  I am not a nutritionist or a doctor.  I only share what has worked and not worked for me.

But here's a thought.  Olympic track and field legend Carl Lewis had his best performances on a vegan diet.  Don't believe me?  Check out this video.  And Carl is not alone.  It is my belief that this is the advent of a new movement in athletic nutrition.  And as always, its the triathletes and ultra athletes who are at the vanguard.  I hope to play a small part.


don said...

I am really looking forward to your upcoming posts on nutrition. I was a vegetarian for many years and have been considering a return to that choice.