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Vegetarian Olympic Champions

We’re happy to announce the first Gold and Silver Medals won by vegetarian and vegan athletes at the 2012 Olympics, with more expected soon.

The first silver medal was won by Lizzie Armitstead. She has just won the silver medal in the grueling 87-mile road cycling race, no less. Lizzie says “One of the most common misconceptions I’ve come across is that vegetarians are pallid, gentle creatures who would recoil in a tough sporting arena. Despite the fact I was breaking school records on the track, people still questioned my diet’s ability to make me strong.”  She subsequently moved on to focus on long distance cycling.

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