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Weekend runner goes vegan and becomes an endurance athlete

Weekend runner goes vegan and becomes an endurance athlete

Matt Frazier, a self-described “recreational athlete” went vegan in 2009 and became an endurance athlete who now competes in races up to 100 miles long.

“Plant-based diets give us the best access to a wide variety of nutrients and fiber and those things really help reduce fatigue, increase oxygen and blood flow to muscles,” says Brittany Verras, an Emory University dietician working with athletes.

Mike Fremont: 96 Years Young

Mike Fremont: 96 Years Young

Mike Fremont, who turned 96 years old on February 23, still runs 10 miles three times per week. He canoes the other days.

He holds four single-age world records (Marathon: ages 80 and 90 years old and Half Marathon: ages 90 and 91) and continues to compete today.