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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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Ben & Jerry's Debuts Two New Vegan Ice Cream Flavors

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Norway Bans Fur Farms

New legislation will shut down the country's 300 fur farms—that produce nearly 1 million animals annually—by 2025.
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Kat Von D Beauty Debuts 40 New Vegan Lipsticks

Fan favorite Studded Kiss lipstick returns in a wide range of colors made with a new animal-free, highly pigmented formula.
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Thousands Take BuzzFeed's Vegan Quiz

Popular new quiz uncovers vegans' favorite meat substitutes, worst annoyances with meat-eaters, and frequency of nutritional yeast usage.
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Mosa Meat to Debut Slaughter-Free Meat by 2020

The European company that made the first lab-grown hamburger—for a cost of $325,000—will soon debut on menus at upscale restaurants.
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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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