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Vegan Athlete Breaks Appalachian Trail Record

Ultramarathoner Scott Jurek becomes the fastest person to ever complete the hike.

Vegan ultramarathoner Scott Jurek became the fastest person to complete a supported thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail by walking the 2,189-mile expedition in 46 days, 8 hours, and seven minutes. The 41-year-old began the trek May 27 on Springer Mountain in Georgia, and summited Mount Katahdin in Maine July 12. During his trip, Jurek crossed 14 states and averaged almost 50 miles a day. He said this journey might be his last competitive endurance challenge before he retires, telling Runner’s World that his most recent accomplishment “is going to be my masterpiece." Jurek’s ultramarathon achievements coincide with his New York Times-bestselling Eat & Run, a book detailing his life as a vegan endurance athlete.

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Ne-Yo Embraces New Vegan Diet

The musician says he can never go back to eating animal products after watching vegan documentary What the Health.
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Texas Vegan Bakery Wins $25,000 Grand Prize

Austin-based vegan bakery Skull & Cakebones takes top honors at the annual Quest for Texas Best competition hosted by supermarket chain H-E-B Grocery Co.
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Vegan Cupcake Decorating Studio Opens in Miami

At the new Bunnie Cakes Studio, vegan-treats fanatics can have a hands-on experience decorating cakes, cupcakes, piñatas, and more.
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USC Gets New "Hogwarts" Vegan Dining Station

Students at the prestigious University of Southern California can now visit an 8,000-square-foot dining hall where chef-created vegan dishes await.
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Jon Bon Jovi Removes Leather from His Clothing Line

In a move that's bigger than '80s rocker hair, the musician's denim company Hart N Dagger will replace leather tags with vegan materials.
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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.

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