Olympic Athletes Thriving on Vegetarian Diets

Long-time vegetarian and Olympian Lizzie Armitstead wins a silver medal for Great Britain at the London 2012 games.


On Sunday, Olympic cyclist Lizzie Armitstead took home a silver medal for Great Britain after enduring an 87-mile road cycling race, second to Marianne Vos from the Netherlands. A vegetarian since 10, Armitstead told the Montreal Gazette, “I don’t like meat, and I can’t sort of get my head around eating a corpse.” Fellow Olympians recognized for their meat-free diets include: runners Paavo Nurmi and Emil Voigt, track and field athletes Edwin Moses and Carl Lewis, skier Bode Miller, wrestler Christopher Campbell, tennis player Martina Navratilova, and vegan swimmer Murray Rose.

Photo via telegraph.co.uk

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