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Olympic Athletes Thriving on Vegetarian Diets

Long-time vegetarian and Olympian Lizzie Armitstead wins a silver medal for Great Britain at the London 2012 games.

On Sunday, Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead took home a silver medal for Great Britain after enduring an 87-mile road cycling race, second to Marianne Vos from the Netherlands. A vegetarian since 10, Armitstead told the Montreal Gazette, “I don't like meat, and I can't sort of get my head around eating a corpse.” Fellow Olympians recognized for their meat-free diets include: runners Paavo Nurmi and Emil Voigt, track and field athletes Edwin Moses and Carl Lewis, skier Bode Miller, wrestler Christopher Campbell, tennis player Martina Navratilova, and vegan swimmer Murray Rose.

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