Famous vegetarians – athletes

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Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)
Al Beckles (body builder)
Sorya Bonali (ice skater)
Les Brown (veteran runner)
Peter Burwash (tennis)
Andreas Cahling (body builder)
Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)
Joanna Conway (ice skater)
Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)
Sally Eastall (Marathon runner – UK No 2, vegan)
Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)
Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)
Clare Francis (sailer)
Louis Freitas (body builder)
Carol Gould (marathon runner)
Estelle Gray (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Sammy Green (runner)
Ruth Heidrich (3-time Ironman finisher, marathoner, age-group record holder, Pres. Vegetarian Society of Honolulu) (vegan) Source: personal acquaintance, also…her book–A Race for Life
Sally Hibberd (British Women’s Mountain Bike Champion)
Sharon Hounsell (Miss Wales Bodybuilding Champion)
Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars) Source: PETA mailer
Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)
David Johnson (BAA coach)
Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)
Alan Jones (British ski jumper)
Billie Jean King (tennis champion) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Killer Kowalski (wrestler) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Jack LaLanne (Fitness guru) (vegan)
Donnie LaLonde (Former Light Heavyweight Champion of the World. (Lost title to Sugar Ray Leonard)) Source: Article in San Jose Mercury News
Tony LaRussa (Manager of St. Louis Cardinals – US team) Source: PETA, Animals Agenda, Animals Voice, Veg Times, others
Silken Laumann (Olympic rower) Source: Cooking Television Show
Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)
Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)
Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on Südwest 3 (German TV program)
Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)
Cheryl Marek (cyclist) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman’s epee national champion)
Kirsty McDermott (runner)
Lindford McFarquar (body builder)
Robert Millar (cyclist)
Katherine Monbiot (world champion arm wrestler and nutritionist) (vegan) Source: The Vegan Society UK
Monika Montsho (weightlifter, 2 x runnerup GB Championships 60kg, NW woman weightlifter of the year 1991)
Edwin Moses
Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis Awards
Julie Ann Niewiek (Basketball commentator) Source: Grand Rapids press/ Image Magazine
Paavo Nurmi
Robert Parish (Center – Warriors, Celtics, Hornets, Bulls) Source: Hearsay
Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399
Bill Pearl (Mr. Universe and bodybuilder) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles
Dave Scott (five time winner of the Ironman Triathlon) (vegan) “The New Laurel’s Kitchen” cookbook
Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian
Jonathon Speelman (chess)
Lucy Stephens (triathlete – vegan)
Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World (numerous editions)
Kirsty Wade (runner)
Bill Walton (basketball player) Source: A Teen’s Guide to Going Vegetarian

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