Top 10 Canadian Vegan Athletes
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing towards what will be. The journey of listening to my body and its desire to become plant based has been an entire learning experience of ups, downs, and ultimately learning what was best for me to live life to the fullest with optimal energy, mental capacity, athletics, and much more! For my story as an ultra marathon athlete to be featured nationally by Impact Magazine, along side Olympians, is a remarkable honour to inspire others with and spark more conversation. It’s a reminder to trust the process of anything your body is directing you towards in a positive light, even if you don’t understand in that exact moment, because incredible things can happen! Grab yourself a copy to read on stands across Canada now.
Mandy Gill was initially a skeptic about becoming a vegan with the notion that being an elite athlete requires meat protein. That was two years ago. After research and application she now attests that “listening to what my body (needs) on a day-to-day basis … (I now have) better health, longevity and recovery time from workouts.” As a TV personality,keynote speaker and panelist throughout North America, she shares how she completed her first
80 km ultra marathon trail race, a mere five weeks after embracing veganism: “I was able to pack appropriate snacks, fuel fantastically both pre- and post-race and recover faster than I’d ever experienced. This opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities in fitness and life!”
Her commitment to her health and deep love for animals has empowered her to share her knowledge and personal transformation journey as one who struggled, hit bottom, rose back up and made choices to embrace survival – all a testament to her vegan lifestyle.
Health is Happiness!