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Vegan And Vegetarian Champions Ask LeBron James To Join Them

lean machine | 01.04.2014 21:41 | Animal Liberation | Climate Chaos | Health | London | World

champion vegan and vegetarian athletes of the world ask LeBron James to cancel his fast food ad

Roger Bannister British vegetarian 1st to run 4 minute mile
Roger Bannister British vegetarian 1st to run 4 minute mile

Dave Scott vegan 6 time winner of Ironman Triathalon
Dave Scott vegan 6 time winner of Ironman Triathalon

Vegan Serena Williams 5 time winner of US Open
Vegan Serena Williams 5 time winner of US Open

LeBron James
LeBron James


Dear LeBron,

Thank you for your great generosity to your native city, for the time you give to the young, and for the example of excellence and sport as art you give to the world.

God has entrusted you with the mantle of leadership. Please lead your millions of young fans into pure food, not food which causes cancer, heart disease, food poisoning, strokes, kidney dysfunction, Alzheimer's, obesity etc.

Please end the advertising of cow and pig flesh for a fast food chain. They are 'foods' which cause many kinds of human disease, animal agony, energy waste, animal habitat destruction, global heating. In the last 7 days your native city has had a 60 degree span in temperature from 12 degrees to 72 degrees .... one reason is the deforestation caused by cattle ranchers.

We ask that you look at this video link of many dozen champion athletes who don't put dead bodies into their own body shrine.

PS: This writer once dreamt that you said 'save unnecessary steps'.... advice I have taken to heart. God protect you.

CHAMPION VEGETARIAN VEGAN AND FRUITARIAN ATHLETES : A DIFFERENT LIST and a tiny fraction of veg and vegan athletes compiled from many sources.

Hank Aaron (home run champion in major league baseball) Source: A Teen's Guide to
Going Vegetarian

Carl Lewis, 10 times gold medal winner in track and field

Serena Williams, winner of 5 US Open tennis championships ... vegan

Roger Bannister, first man to break the 4 minute mile in a race... vegetarian
John Landy of Australia broke Bannister's 4 minute mile record just 6 weeks later
Dick Gregory: athlete, peace and civil rights activist, fruitarian, comedian: ran 3000 miles across the US on
a fruit juice diet
The first Tarzan, Johnny Weissmuller, broke 6 swimming records as a vegetarian.

Dave Scott, 6 time Ironman winner, vegan

Brendan Brazier, vegan ironman triathlete

Lizzie Armitstead Olympic cyclist

Ridgely Abele Winner of eight national championships in karate

B J Armstrong (US Basketball star)

Anthony Aurelius martial arts

Al Beckles (body builder)

Surya Bonaly (ice skater) Surya Bonaly Olympic figure skating champion

Les Brown (veteran runner)

Peter Burwash Davis Cup winner and professional tennis star (once lost a tournament because he would not step on a column of ants entering the court)

Andreas Cahling Olympic ski jump medalist Swedish body builder was on cover of Vegetarian Times

Chris Campbell (1980 world champion wrestler)

Austin Carr Cleveland Cavaliers basketball

Nicky Cole First woman to walk to the North Pole

Joanna Conway (ice skater)

Sylvia Cranston (triathlete)

Alexander Dargatz body builder

Sally Eastall (Marathon runner - UK No 2, vegan)

Di Edwards (runner, Olympic semi-finalist)

Cory Everson (bodybuilder, Ms Olympia 6 times)

Prince Fielder

Katie Fitzgibbon (marathon runner)

Clare Francis (sailer)

Louis Freitas (body builder)

Goose Gossage, pitcher for the San Diego Padres

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: ..her book--A Race for Life

Sally Hibberd (British Women's Mountain Bike Champion)

Keith Holmes World-champion middleweight boxer

Sharon Hounsell (Ms Wales Bodybuilding Champion)

Desmond Howard (formerly w/Washington Redskins, now w/Jacksonville Jaguars) Source: PETA mailer

Roger Hughes (Welsh National Ski Champion)

Peter Hussing European super heavy-weight boxing champion

Anton Innauer Olympic skier
David Johnson (BAA coach)

Kathy Johnson (Olympic Gymnast)

Captain Alan Jones USMC 17,003 consecutive pushups vegetarian

Alan Jones a different one (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

Debbie Lawrence World record holder, women's 5K racewalk

Judy Leden (British, European & World Hang Gliding champion)

Avi Lehyani vegan bodybuilder
Marv Levey (Buffalo Bills Coach)

Sixto Linares World record holder, 24-hour triathlon

Jack Maitland (triathlete and fell runner)

Ingra Manecki World champion discus thrower

Bill Manetti Power-lifting champion

Cheryl Marek (cyclist) and Estelle Gray
World record holders, cross-country tandem cycling

Leslie Marx (fencer;1996 woman's epee national champion)

Ben Matthews U.S. Master's marathon champion

Robert Millar (cyclist)

Dan Millman World champion gymnast

Jutta Müller (multiple Windsurfing World Cup Champion) Source: Flutlicht 95/6/18 on
Südwest 3 (German TV program)

Adam Myerson cyclist

Joe Namath football player

Martina Navratilova (Retired Tennis Champion) Source: Magazine Interviews/Genesis

Paavo Nurmi Long-distance runner, winner of nine Olympic medals and 20 world records

Robert Parish basketball player

Bill Pearl (Bodybuilder, Mr America) 4 times Mr Universe Source: Getting Stronger by Bill Pearl, pg 399
and: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

Anthony Peeler (NBA Grizzlies basketball player) Source: NBA web site profiles

Bill Pickering champion swimmer

Peace Pilgrim vowed to walk until humanity found peace.... walked 8 times across the US 30,000 miles a vegan

Stan Price World weightlifting record holder, bench press

Dennis Rodman (Basketball for Bulls) Source: Oprah, episode sometime in May, 1996

Murray Rose champion Australian swimmer

Debbie Spaeth-Herring (Georgia State power-lifter) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian

Jonathon Speelman (chess)

Lucy Stephens (triathlete - vegan)

Art Still
Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs MVP defensive end, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame

* Jacques Vaughn (All American point guard, #1-ranked Univ of KS Jayhawks) Source: Lawrence (KS) Journal World (numerous editions)

Kirsty Wade (runner)

Bill Walton (Portland Trailblazers basketball player) Source: A Teen's Guide to Going Vegetarian
wore Love Animals Don't Eat Them tshirts at press conferences

Jane Wetzel U.S. National marathon champion

Venus Williams vegan tennis star

Charlene Wong Williams
Olympic champion figure skater

17,003 Consecutive Pushups: World Record Held By Vegetarian
US Marine Corps Captain Alan Jones of Quantico, Virginia was struck by polio when he was five years old. Now a vegetarian, He holds the world record for continuous sit-ups (17,003 times). In a 15-months period, he accomplished a remarkable array of physical achievements:
Lifted a 75-pound barbell over his head 1,600 times in 19 hours.
Made 3,800 basketball free throws in 12 hours, with 96 pc hit rate.*
Swam 500 miles in 11 days, down a river to the ocean.*
Skipped rope 43,000 times in 5 hours.*
Skipped rope 100,000 times in 23 hours*
Swam 68 miles in a swimming pool without a sleeping break.*
Swam half a mile in zero degree Celsius water without a wet suit.*
Performed 51,000 sit-ups in 76 hours.

Dr Irving Fisher at Yale found that randomly selected vegetarians could hold their arms at length 9 times
longer than Yale football players*

Sports Personalities Vegetarian Sports Personalities
/> Part excerpted from The Food Revolution, by John Robbins, published by Camaro Press. John Robbins, vegan Baskin Robbins heir

Additions to this small fraction of vegan and vegetarian athletes are very welcome

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