Vegan Marathon victory

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Vegan Marathon victory

Postby Konstantin » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Post from Fiona Oakes:

On Saturday I won the Ruska Marathon in Finland in a course record of 2hrs 58 beating the next woman by 24 minutes and all but 3 of the men. I ran it with my backpack on as I am training for MdS next year and the course was extremely hilly and tough, it felt really easy. Lots of press at the end interviewed me asking about my veganism and I ws so proud to carry my Vegan Runners vest across the finish line in first place. I think it is the best feeling to be able to make our voice heard to those who don't want to listen!


Fiona has the world women's record for aa marathon inside the Artic circle, which I think may have been this marathon. If it is, she's broken her own record.

Amazing performance!!
You can see my training log if you're really bored: [url]www.veganfitness.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16086&start=360[/url]
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Re: Vegan Marathon victory

Postby loveliberate » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:11 pm

Good stuff - thanks for sharing this! :D
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Re: Vegan Marathon victory

Postby JP » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:11 am

picture in the local lapland newspaper too :D

it says how she races for the animals

http://www.kittilalehti.com/arkisto/46- ... ahden.html
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Re: Vegan Marathon victory

Postby loveliberate » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:09 pm

Good find JP, thanks for sharing it! :) I am guessing that the article is in Finnish and that you can read it? If so, is it pretty positive and does it make much of the fact that a vegan won?
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Re: Vegan Marathon victory

Postby VeganGraham » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:47 am

Translation from Google Chrome.

Mode of Fiona Oakes was the women's category winner nutukkaat finish. Vegans though they are likely to use.

"Marathon running does not require talent, but must be tough (tough). And I'm tough, "says Fiona Oakes.
Fiona Oakes is just made ​​Kittilä Ruska Marathon unusually hard time, less than three hours to finish odottanutta matkaseuralaistaan ​​hugged and pulled on her sweat shirt with the text: Vegan Runners.
Oakesilta perseverance is indeed missing. The knee with a disability, 11 years old vegan woman taken to provide for the farm in England about four hundred animals.
Previously, a banker working in the Olympic-level cyclist left the work to rescue and care for abandoned or mistreated animals. He runs marathons to publicize their work and to prove that vegaaniruokavalio does not make a person weak.
Oakes ran a marathon last year in Rovaniemi, and was coming to the same race again this year, but the flu prevented participation. Experience in Rovaniemi were so good that Oakes wanted to come specifically to play in Finnish Lapland, and so he enrolled Ruska Marathon.
- In Finland, these are well organized, has a good atmosphere and lovely people. I'm telling everyone, Oakes permission.
Animal Care is so time consuming that the Oakes have time to run than one or two of a marathon competition in the year. Next year, Oakes Kittilä runs compared to the very different circumstances. He has been selected for The Marathon des Sables, which run 251 miles in six days in the Sahara desert.
I guess it must be a bit self-running fancy, but Oakes stresses that he does all the animals due.
- Personally, I do not want anything.
Oakesin love of animals has got off to a horse hobby. 400 of his animal "family" horses is 46 Animals to feed and care for his opinion, it takes up to 10 000 pounds a month. Donations Oakes collects farm management, including on its website. Toughness also require some investment.
But the end of the interview shows yet another important factor. At the finish waiting for an older woman is the mother of Meg Oakesin. He always travels with her ​​daughter for a marathon trip around the world.
abandoned animals tenacious manager also has a nanny So. Read more about Kittila magazine!
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Re: Vegan Marathon victory

Postby Gastroplodder » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:43 am

That Google Chrome translation is almost a work of art in it's own right :lol:

Marathon des Sables next year eh - not sure 'tough' quite covers it!
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