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Only Male US Weightlifter in Olympics is Vegan

Vegan athlete Kendrick Yahcob Farris will represent the United States at the Rio games.

Vegan Kendrick Yahcob Farris will be the only male United States weightlifter competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The three-time Olympian broke a US clean and jerk record in May by lifting nearly 800 pounds, and went vegan shortly after the birth of his son in September 2014. “I transitioned to a vegan diet about a month ago, and I'm happy to report my life has changed for the better,” Ferris said in a December 2014 Facebook post. The 29-year-old athlete will join fellow vegans sprinter Morgan Mitchell and long jumper (and NFL player) Marquise Goodwin during the Olympic games—which begin today. “My whole journey is a lot bigger than myself,” Ferris said. “I'm not selfish like I used to be. We have to be to some degree, but I'm not the center-point of my own life."

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