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True Love Health

Film-maker, Sasha Perry, and registered dietician, Matt Ruscigno, have been creating a series of documentary films on the efforts of vegan athletes, of which the first 3 of 5 videos involve cycling. The series is called Day in the Life and exists to show that if athletes, who have some of the most demanding nutritional needs, can be vegan than anyone can. (Cue irate comment section).

The two just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for travel expenses in order to highlight even more athletes around the country. Their most recent video follows an ultra runner completing an 100 mile race while previous videos show training rides with one competitive cyclist and follow another as he wins the Death Valley double century bike race. The current catalog of webisodes can be found here.

Now, before you go all Ted Nugent on us and light up the comment section like Jamaican bike messengers on 4/20, just know these videos aren’t all PETA preachy as can be the case. They simply showcase great athletes and offer sound nutritional advice that is valuable no matter what diet you adhere to.

The True Love Health blog, that hosts these webisodes, also has some pretty awesome ride reports.

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  1. Gern BlanstonJanuary 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I’m an avid cyclist and I am a vegan…wait, what does bacon count as?

  2. Skid MarksJanuary 31, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    A sub 11hr double century is nothing to sneeze at.

  3. rogbieFebruary 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Zen monks are vegan athletes.

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