I know of so many amazing vegan athletes, almost too many to name, in fact. Yet, I thought it would be nice to spotlight some of my favorite vegan women athletes, not just the men. I’m so inspired by athletes that don’t eat any animal products whatsoever. The theory that says a vegan diet can’t properly fuel an athlete is rubbish, and these amazing women vegan athletes prove that to be true. While I’m not a hard core athlete and never have been, I’ve always looked up to women who are, due to the sheer determination, discipline and passion they exude through their talents.
1. Fiona Oakes
You might not be familiar with this incredible woman from the UK, but she is one of the most impressive vegan athletes in my opinion, that just happens to be female. Oakes has run 22 marathons in the last 10 years and is also a full time fire fighter. She was previously an award winning cyclist in the UK as well, and has won many UK marathons to boot. When she’s not a fire fighter, she’s running an animal sanctuary that requires her to start before dawn, taking care of over 400 animals each day, and ending her shift around 8 p.m. each night. Oakes has been said to tell people that most people are surprised to hear she is vegan after winning so many races and running such long distances. I guess she proves that you don’t need to eat animals to have plenty of energy and stamina!