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Famous Vegetarian and Vegan Bodybuilders, Athletes, Sportsmen and Sportswomen

There are many athletes in the sports world that made a decision to stop eating meat for a number of reasons, one of them being their awareness that meat is absolutely unnecessary for an attainment of a true health.

Here’s a list of some of these great athletes:

Albert Beckles — Bodybuilder Alexander Dargatz — Bodybuilder, German athlete, 2005 Body-Building World Champion, and a physician Andreas Cahling — Swedish Bodybuilder Anthony Peeler — Basketball Player Anton Innauer — Olympic Gold Medal In Ski Jumping Aura Andrew — Bodybuilder B J Armstrong — Basketball Player Star Bill Pear — Bodybuilder Bill Walton — Baskeball Player and Sportscaster Billie Jean King — Tennis Player Brendan Brazier — Professional Ironman Triathlete, Speaker and Author — Vegan Carl Lewis — American Track and Field Athlete, 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds Chris Campbell — American world champion wrestler Chris Prince — Vegan Muay Tai and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Christine Vardaros — Profesional Cyclist (Cyclo-Cross) Cory Everson — Bodybuilder, 6 Times Mr. Olympia Craig Heath — Professional Figure Skater Dave Scott — Triathlete and Coach — Six times Ironman World Champion — Vegan Denise Nicole — Professional Model and Bodybuilder Desmond Howard — American professional football player Donny Lalonde — Canadian professional boxer Dr. Ruth Heidrich — Triathlete, Health Books — ‘Extreme mama’ Ed Bauer — Bodybuilder Ed Templeton — Proffesional Skateboarder Edwin Moses — Track and Field athlete, Olympic champion — 4 Golden Medals Elena Walendzik — 2005 German featherweight boxing champion Eustace Miles — Tennis player and author, 10 time British Tennis Champion Giacomo Marchese — Bodybuilder Jack LaLanne — American fitness, exercise and nutritional expert, celebrity, lecturer, and motivational speaker Jacque Vaughn — American professional basketball player Jim Morris — Mr America 1973 y Mister Olympia 1996 Joel Kirkilis — Bodybuilder and Lifter, Victoria (Aus) Bodybuilding champion, 2009 John Salley — Basketball Player Johnny Weissmuller — Swimmer and Actor of Tarzan Judy Ledenlge — British world hang gliding champion Jutta Müller — German Skater and Skating Coach, windsurfing World Cup champion Kathy Johnson — American Artistic gymnast and commentator Kenneth G. Williams — Professional Vegan Bodybuilder Killer Kowalski — Canadian professional wrestler, He trained WWE professional wrestlers, including Triple H Leroy Burrell — American track & field star, Olympic champion Leslie Marx — American fencer and two-time national champion Luiz Freitas — Bodybuilder Mac Danzig — Professional Mixed Martial Arts Fighter and Instructor Marv Levy — Professional American and Canadian Football coach Murray Rose — Men’s Swimming at 17 — 4 Golden Medals for Australia Paavo Nurmi — Finnish long-distance runner and 12-time Olympic medal winner Pat Reeves — Marathon Runner, Personal Trainer, BAWLA Coach and Fitness Consultant Patrick Reiners — Bodybuilder Peter Hussing — Boxing Champion Ricardo Moreira — Vegan MMA Fighter Rich Roll — Athlete Rob Bigwood — Profesional Armwrestler Robbie Hazeley — Vegan Bodybuilder (53 years Old) Robert Cheeke — Vegan Bodybuilder, President of Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness — Robert Lichtenwalner — Mountain Biker Robert Millar — Scottish professional cyclist who won the King of the Mountains competition Robert Parish — Baskeball Player, NBA Star Roy Hilligenn — Bodybuilder, Mr. America 1951 Ruth Heidrich — American Health Educator and Three-time Ironman Contestant Ryan Wilson — Strength Athlete, Strongman competition Salim Stoudamire — Professional Basketball Player in the NBA Scott Jurek — Ultramarathoner Sebastian Grubb — Fitness Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Professional Dancer Silken Laumann — Canadian champion rower 2 Golden Medals Tiffany Croker — Weightlifter Tim VanOrden — Track & Field, Road Racing, Mountain Running, Stair Climbing Toni Innauer — Sky Jumper Tony LaRussa — American Baseball Team Manager Tonya Kay — Professional Dancer Torre Washington — Bodybuilder Weia Reinboud — Masters High jumper Willie Austin — Former World Class Athlete, internationally recognised As Strength Trainer


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