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Jurek’s World Record

Vegan ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek sets a world record and is named athlete of the week.

Last week, vegan ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek was profiled in The New York Times about his plant-based diet, and on May 14, Jurek set a record in the 24-hour race, finishing second at the 2010 World 24-Hour Run in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France. Jurek ran more than 165.7 miles in 24 hours, clocking a record finish for an American in the race. In response to his groundbreaking victory, USA Today named Jurek its athlete of the week. On May 13, Jurek's vegan training diet was featured in The New York Times by food writer Mark Bittman. The top vegan athlete shared that his plant-based diet offer more balanced and nutritious meals.

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