Scott Jurek – Vegan Ultrathon Champion

According to Chris McDougall, author of “Born to Run”, Scott Jurek is the top ultrathon runner in the US, maybe in the world, arguably of all time. His biography lists victories in almost all the major ultrathon races on both trail and road, across the world, including the Spartathon, a 153 mile race from Athens to Sparta in Greece. He has won the Western States 100 mile endurance run a record seven straight times. While he lived in Seattle, he was a member of Vegetarians of Washington and a popular speaker at Vegfest. He credits his superior endurance, recovery and overall health to his 100% plant-based diet, and has been a strong advocate for vegetarianism for many years. Scott says, as a result of his vegan diet, “I have noticed improvements in recovery time, stamina, endurance and strength during my demanding training sessions. I’ve also noticed an improved vitality in my everyday life and a greater appreciation for the consciousness of choosing healthy foods.”