Mixed 300 metres relays and elimination miles were among the innovative events facing Vegan Morgan Mitchell and other athletes at the Nitro Athletics meeting. Read how she got on as she represented Australia against leding athletes from around the world.
Ivan is a natural bodybuilder who has held a Pro Card since 2009 and been vegan since 2013. He's had reached the podium several times and also finds time to compete in triathlon and duathlon races with great success.
What did vegan athletes do in 2016?
Johanna is a world recognised athlete in two seperate sports, having represented German in rugby Union and won an international series in team cycling. Vegan for half her life, she continues to train and has more competition planned in cycling.
Vegan Greg Moormann has developed an excellent physique from his love of training and an excellent diet. So far this year he's won three out of three tournaments, and then travelled to the Caribbean for a fourth.
Vlad Ixel's adventures in traoil races have taken him to extreme course where he has faced height gain and terrain few runners would contemplate. He's just returned from another challenge - the The World Trail Championships in Portugal where he faced 85km course with over 4500 metres of height gain.
Iceland is known as a nation where strength sports are popular and standards are high. Vegan viking Hulda has competed successfully in both raw and equipped competition. She has two Icelandic records.
Spencer has been established as a leading competitor for years, but a major title has elduded him. Recently he was part of a two man team who had been leading a major series, and in the final race they had an opportunity to take first place,
Despite qualifying for masters categories, Joe has competed in open cateories with plenty of success. The clean living American has been awarded a Pro Card in a very short time despite starting to compete at a relatively late stage.
Terrain, altitude and quick-changing temperatures were just some of the challenges presented to Ben as he tackled the second of his '4Deserts' chalenges. As the race progressed it became clear to many that he was going to do more than aim to complete the event.
Two years ago James became World Champion in the French-dominated sport of Savate. This year he defended his title knowing that the man who beat him to the European title last year would have his eye on James' title.