9 Athletes you didn’t know were vegan – Totally Vegan Buzz
9 Athletes you didn't know were vegan
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1. Lewis Hamilton

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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There ain’t no meat or dairy in this F1 superstar’s tank. Yup, since 2017, Lewis Hamilton is proud to be vegan.

2. Barny Du Plessis

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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This one-time Mr. Universe vegan bodybuilder quips that, “The world’s strongest animals are plant-eaters: gorillas, buffaloes, elephants, and me.”

3. Venus Williams

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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It’s definitely ‘love all’ for vegan tennis champion Venus Williams, who’s been powered by plants since 2011.

4. Hannah Teter

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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Three-time Olympic medallist and snowboarding pro told the Huffington Post that, “My plant-based diet has opened up more doors to being an athlete. It’s a whole other level that I’m elevating to.”

5. Tim Shieff

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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When this pro freerunner isn’t taking running jumps at buildings, he’s spreading the vegan word. He also founded the Fair Wear endorsed vegan sportswear line ETHCS.

6. Abel ‘Killa’ Trujillo

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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This mixed martial artist packs a punch with both his sport and vegan activism. He says, “Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Compassion is the new cool.” Vegan AF.

7. Neil Robertson

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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Australian Snooker professional and vegan Neil Robertson thinks eating animal products is a load of old balls.

8. Tia Blanco

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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Pro surfer and twice-over title holder of the Open Women’s World Surfing Championship 2015 and 2016 caught the vegan wave when she was 16.

9. Scott Jurek

9 Athletes You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
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Long-time vegan and long distance runner Scott Jurek proves that you can absolutely smash it on plant power alone. He’s an ultramarathon runner who holds 16 titles – boom.

Who have we missed off from the vegan hall of sporting fame? Tell us in the comments below.

Published by Plum Phillips

Before she's anything, Plum Phillips is vegan (for the animals and the planet in equal measure). But when she's not chowing down on pure plant power, she's a writer. Her writerly background is in general wellness and lifestyle topics, but here on Totally Vegan Buzz she veganised her contributions for current affairs, humour and a bunch of quizzes.

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