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Olympic Vegetarian Athletes

While many people are paying close attention at the Olympic games, few might know that among the Olympian athletes there are and have been many vegetarian ones. Featured in this article is Lizzie Armitstead, who won on Sunday Great Britain's first medal of the Olympic Games, taking silver in the grueling 87-mile road cycling race. She shares about the six months she spent last year living and training with some of Kenya's greatest long-distance runners, for her book, “Running with the Kenyans”. These athletes, although not strictly vegetarian, ate very little meat, just on special occasions such as weddings or funerals. Armitstead highlights the fact that the list of gold medals the Kenyan athletes have won is impressive.

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Once again, the fact that many Olympic athletes do so well on a vegetarian diet should erase the myth of vegetarians being frail and undernourished. After all, God’s ideal world for us, the Garden of Eden, was vegan (Genesis 1: 29-30).

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