Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Athletes

Jack Linquvist

Professional track-racing cyclist, winner of nine race victories, vegan throughout his cycling career.

“I feel that my vegan diet allows me to recover quicker than I would on a similar, meat based diet. I have more energy, and can get back on my feet quicker, and with less soreness after a particularly brutal workout.”

Madi Serpico

Triathlete winning Bronze at the Xterra World off-road triathlon, gold at the Wildflower triathlon under 19 category four times and the 20- 24 category twice, placed as 4th female in 2013.  In 2010 she was named Off-Road Triathlete of the year.  In 2013 she was named Alberta under 23 Athlete of the Year.

The triathlon is a demanding endurance event, with the Olympic distance starting with a 1500m swim, followed by a 40k cycle and a 10k run. Madi went vegetarian at age 16 and then vegan in 2012.

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