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Vegans Will Own the Podium

Why ultrarunners, climbers, and NFL linemen are turning to plant power

More athletes, from runners to basketball players, are considering vegetarian or vegan diets. (Illustration: Katherine Diemert)
More athletes, from runners to basketball players, are considering vegetarian or vegan diets.

More and more pro athletes are going vegan. But can their plant- based diet really allow anyone to perform at their best?

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Lead Illustration: Katherine Diemert
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