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Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runrevolt » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:37 pm

I just discovered yesterday that Jeffrey Eggleston has been vegan since sometime in January I believe. He debuted at the marathon distance running 2:14 and is making a go for a victory at the Twin Cities Marathon in 2 weeks. I just got in touch with him via email and he seems to be a very nice guy. Regardless, look out for him!


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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby xrodolfox » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:05 pm

Wow! That's awesome.
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby Konstantin » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:19 pm

Excellent!!

If he wins it, he's going on the VF Great Vegan Athletes page.
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby ultra_whippet » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:42 pm

Damn, he's fast :lol: That's really exciting!
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby james79 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:36 pm

Wow, that is awesome :D .

That marathon time would rank him 2 in the UK this year and his HM time 3 in the UK. I mean, those are pretty much world class times. Only 25years old as well so he is only going to get faster :shock: !! Fantastic news.
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runner » Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:46 am

Sweet.

Hope he keeps progressing.

runrevolt a new training partner? :)
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runrevolt » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:57 pm

Runner, Barring any injuries he should become quite a name in US distance running! let's hope for it!

And yes, I'd be all about him as a training partner if I lived in the mountains of Arizona and could quit my job forever! :)
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runrevolt » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 pm

Also, Jeff is racing the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He's already being talked about as one of the American runners to potentially win or place first among American runners. Look for the results.
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runner » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:30 pm

Could you ask him to post his times in the runners tabel?

Hope to see him in one of the bigest marathons:

Olimpic, World Championship, Berlin, London, NYC, Tokio, Amsterdam,...
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby runrevolt » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:38 pm

Eggleston misses US Marathon Championship win in Minneapolis by 7 seconds! Runs a PR of 2:14:09!

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Reyes shines in men's marathon

In the men's marathon, which saw six personal best performances in the top-ten, David Jankowski (Blowing Rock, N.C.) and Seth Pilkington (Harrisville, Utah) take the early pace, maintaining a 400 meter lead as they passed the half-marathon in 1:06:43. A chase pack that included Reyes, Jeff Eggleston (New York, N.Y.) and 2008 USA Marathon champion Fernando Cabada (Alamosa, Colo.), began to close the gap.

Jankowski pulled away from Pilkington around 14 miles but was overtaken by the chase pack by 25 km as the race was down to three men. As the trio climbed the hills into St. Paul, Reyes and Eggleston looked easy as Cabada began to struggle just after 22 miles.

Reyes and Eggleston continued to duel until 23 miles when Reyes made his move to drop his final rival and cruised to the finish in 2:14:02 for his first U.S. title and a spot on Team USA for the 2011 World Championships Marathon. Eggleston took the runner-up position in 2:14:09, also earning a spot on the U.S. team for Daegu. Cabada rounded out the top-three in 2:15:25, as Jankowski held on for fourth in 2:16:15 and Drew Shackleton (Los Angeles, Calif.) finished fifth in 2:16:31.
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby chloe » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:10 pm

ug!! thats heart breaking,...7 seconds!!
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Re: Professional Vegan Marathoner

Postby hakko » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:52 pm

thanks for the links, runrevolt! very inspiring.
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