VegNews Daily

91-Year-Old Runner Credits Veganism for Longevity

Mike Fremont finished the Knoxville Half Marathon in 3:03:56.

Mike Fremont, a 91-year-old runner who completed the Knoxville Half Marathon in a little more than 3 hours, averaged a pace of 14 minutes per mile. Fremont took up running in 1958 after the death of his first wife, and credits his diet for helping him beat colorectal cancer at 69 when doctors told him that without surgery he had only three months to live. The key to his longevity, he told Running Times, is veganism. “When you get to be my age, you’re not going to be able to train at all unless your body holds up. I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of the plant-based diet to my performance,” says Fremont.

 

Photo via Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon

 Comments

Esprit Launches Vegan Shoe Collection for Women

Fashion retailer partners with PETA to introduce a faux leather shoe line.
Read More »

Subway Testing Two Vegan Sandwiches at Select Locations

World's largest restaurant chain introduces vegan menu items at Los Angeles' stores.
Read More »

Mexico State First in Country to Ban Bullfighting

Sonora, Mexico, becomes the country’s first state to ban the archaic practice.
Read More »

PETA: Go Vegan and We’ll Pay Your Water Bill

After thousands of Detroit residents have their water shut off, PETA steps in to show the connection between water consumption and animal agriculture.
Read More »

Joan Jett Event Raises $7,000 for Farm Sanctuary

Vegan songstress sells out fundraising event in Sacramento.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »