Brendan Brazier - Raw Vegan Athlete!
Brendan Brazier is showing the power of raw food every day. This triathlete lives the raw vegan lifestyle and has peak performance. Brendan is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based. He is a professional triathlete, ultramarathoner, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of Vega, a line of whole food nutritional products. Brendan has twice won the Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, including setting the course record in 2006!
At the end of 2003 Brendan was hit by a car while cycling, and could not race in 2004. Down, but never out, he wrote a book that outlined his successful diet. The book became a bestseller in Canada and is titled "The Thrive Diet".
Brendan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on plant-based nutrition. He is a guest lecturer at Cornell University and teaches an online course called "The Plant-Based Diet and Elite Athleticism."
Among Brendan's many accomplishments is that he has been nominated twice for the Manning Innovation Award for creating Vega. He was chosen as one of the 25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians by VegNews Magazine, and is also in the Top 40 Under 40 most influential people in the health industry by Natural Food Merchandiser. Way to go Brendan, keep up the great work!