Alexey Voyevoda is a World Champion arm wrestler and an Olympic bobsledder from Russia. He is a big guy…. like, really big, weighing in at 253 pounds and stands 6’4″. I would love a photo beside him as I’m 4’11″ and 130lb. That would be a great photo! Yesterday his team won the 2-man bobsled competition at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the prominent fact about him was that he is a raw vegetarian (vegan?). Before that was announced I had no idea. Of course I wanted to know more about this guy! PETA has a good, but short, article … Keep reading
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- Just completed a 30.16 km bike - Big headwind going out, obviously. Sun came out as I turned into to ... http://t.co/VcSQkmnfEj #RunKeeper4 days ago
30.16km. bike in 1:12:18
I burned 631 calories at an average pace of 2:24 per km.
- burned 631 calories doing 73 minutes of Bicycling, 14-16 mph, vigorous (cycling, biking, bike riding) #myfitnesspal4 days ago
- Just completed a 4.08 km run with @RunKeeper. Check it out! http://t.co/nu0tUWEbO6 #RunKeeper6 days ago
4.08km. run in 31:24
I burned 246 calories at an average pace of 7:42 per km.
- burned 246 calories doing 32 minutes of Running (jogging), 5 mph (12 min mile) #myfitnesspal6 days ago
- Oh the ol' "Where do you get your protein?" question.1 week ago
Slaying The Protein Myth
I am plant-based. Essentially, this means I don’t eat anything with a face or a mother. Animals find this agreeable. I’m also an ultra-enduranc
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.