News

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."

More News

Pro Skater Launches Vegan Converse Line

Kenny Anderson becomes the vegan voice within the Converse brand after the launch of new animal-free skating shoes.
Read More »

Hormel CEO Shifts Focus to Non-Meat Brands

James Snee says the brand behind SPAM plans to evolve in the plant-based direction.
Read More »

Former Dairy Brand Debuts Vegan Aquafaba Egg Replacer

New York-based Elmhurst launches new vegan products such as a packaged, easy-to-use egg replacer made from bean brine.
Read More »

Vegan Yoga Guru Stars in New Reality Series

Koya Webb will teach principles of nonviolence through veganism during the six-week docu-drama Yoga Girls.
Read More »

James Cameron Invests in Vegan Protein Facility

The famed filmmaker is helping the shift toward plant-based protein by funding the world's largest organic pea protein-processing facility.
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 »