When I first did Ironman Canada in 2007, I saw the purple Team in Training jersies everywhere on the course. I had no idea what it was about, but a few conversations on the bike and run caught me up and I learned that the money they raise is for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. An internet friend of mine also trains and races with Team in Training (shoutout to Jen!). A couple of years ago, one of my best friends went through a horrible time when her boyfriend was re-diagnosed with leukemia and lymphoma. Over the distance between here … Keep reading
- Frank Dunn Triathlon:
in 2 weeks, 6 days, 7 hours, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
- Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2017:
in 3 weeks, 6 days, 7 hours, 26 minutes, 27 seconds
- Frank Dunn Triathlon:
What is VT?
This website is one that I, Crystal Clarke, started in 2007 with big ideas. It is morphing slowly into a resourceful website for vegans and athletes alike. I put my personal touch on this website in the recipes and the training blog, as I'm a writer, a scientist, a triathlete & a vegan. So what is a vegan triathlete? Well...
vegan. n. vee-gahn. - a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose.
triathlete. n. someone who participates in races consisting of swimming, biking, and running in that order; there are several varying distances with some standard distances:
Sprint: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
Olympic: 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run
Half Ironman: 2km swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
Ironman: 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run
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Who am I?
My name is Crystal Clarke. I'm a vegan triathlete. I've been vegan since 2002 and a triathlete since 2003. Since then I have completed 1 Ironman, 4 half IMs, several Olympic triathlons, and many other triathlons, duathlons, running races, and biking races. My goal for each race is to finish. I'm pretty slow, but can be a middle-of-the-pack person if I'm not injured and train consistently.
In addition to being a vegan triathlete, I'm a writer, I'm an Agrologist, I'm a soil scientist, I'm a knitter, I'm an anti-consumer, I'm an environmentalist, I'm a budding Buddhist, I'm a yogi, I'm a student of life, and I'm bipolar. I'm a lot of things! I don't fit into any one category - that's what I think sets me apart from other athlete blogs.