1st race in a while…

The Canadian 50km Ultramarathon Championships were a nice surprise on Saturday. I’m fitter than I thought. I won and broke the course record. I ran eight minutes faster than when I won in 2003 in Victoria. My time was 3:10:52. I honestly don’t know where that fitness came from! I’ve been focused on so many different projects over the last few months (mostly getting VEGA going in the US) that I felt as though my fitness would have suffered to some degree. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Brendan Brazier Speaking on Capital Hill

brendan brazier sunset 01 Brendan Brazier Speaking on Capital Hill

Photographer: G Monkie (CC)

The congressional briefing on Capital Hill on Thursday was a great experience. The fact that members of congress were willing (and actually interested) to listen to us is a positive sign. As I spoke I saw many of them nodding their heads in agreement very encouraging. Picture’s to follow

Dr Neal Barnard of PCRM introduced the three speakers, Scott Jurek, T. Colin Campbell and me. Since this was a briefing we each had only five minutes to make our address.

Scott is an elite Ultra Marathoner who holds the record for the Western States 100 miler and the Badwater 135 miler. He spoke of how his performance significantly improved once he switched to a vegan diet.

T. Colin Campbell (author of the China Study) spoke of findings made when researching his book. Simply put, countries with less meat / dairy consumption have lower levels of disease.

Following is my talk. Not word for word, but the general idea:

“The cells that make up our bodies including the brain will no longer exist within about a year”. Blood, skin, muscles, even bones will have completely been replaced by new cells fabricated from what we eat between now and then. The better quality the building blocks, the stronger, more functional the building. Our physical and mental vitality is directly tied to the quality of food we use to construct and fuel our bodies. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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