There's been a few threads lately with some good discussion on veganism. From reading them, I've realized that there are obviously still a lot of myths out there... I just wanted to point out that Scott Jurek, a vegan, just won one of the world's most prestigious ultra-marathon run, the 135 mile Badwater in Death Valley. Not only did he win, but crushed the previous record by over 30 minutes. This was only a week after he won the Western States 100 for a record 7 consecutive times.
I've met Scott and heard him speak at the Seattle VegFest a few years ago. He is an amazing guy and is extremely knowledgeable about nutrition. I'm not trying to claim his veganism is the reason he won, just wanted to show that it can be an advantageous diet for athletes.
This vegan dude is strong!
No animal products needed for this guy