Today, the Recreational Vegan pays tribute to Scott Yurek (vegan since 1999). Scott holds two consecutive wins as well as the record time (24:36:08) for the Badwater ultramarathon, a 135 mile jogging competition which starts 282 feet below sea level in Death Valley and finishes 8,360 feet up Mount Whitney.
In addition to refuting the (ethnocentric/foodist) drivel that vegans are weaklings, Scott’s success has clear implications for aspiring athletes:
(1) Following a balanced vegan diet will greatly increase your chances of winning athletic competitions.
(2) If unable to follow a vegan diet one will likely require performance enhancing drugs to compete with super-human vegan athletes.