Anyway, I found an article that highlights a handful of athletes, from various sports, that are vegan or mostly vegan. Before you read the article thinking that these are going to be obscure nobody's, here are the athltetes who's stories are in the article:
- Scott Jurek, Ultra-marathon runner
- Tony Gonzalez, NFL All-Pro, and Pro-Bowl selection 10 times
- Prince Fielder, MLB, 2009 Home Run Derby Winner
- Mac Danzig, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
- Pat Neshek, MLB pitcher, Minnesota Twins
In the article, you'll see that a vegan diet doesn't make you bullet proof nor does it make you perform better, necessarily, but from a common-guy standpoint, I can attest to the common claims touted by others that you recover faster from workouts, you suffer less lactic acid build up (as certain dairy products contribute to that), you feel better overall, have more energy and are quicker to 'wake up' in the morning. And I can bunny-hop a bus with my road bike. Ok, that last one is not true. Click below for the article--its a good read:
NOTE: not mentioned is Dave Scott, 6 time Ironman World Champion--he won all his titles on a plant based vegan diet. He has since added some meats to his diet (mainly of the fishy kinds).