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  • Robin Koloms
    Jul 24, 2006
      This was forwarded to another Veg group. I thought you might enjoy

      Subject: DawnWatch: New York Times on vegan ultramarathon champion
      Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 07:06:08 +0000
      > The Saturday, July 22, New York Times sports section included a
      story about
      > vegan ultra-marathon champion Scott Jurek, headed, "After 70 Miles,
      Racer Just
      > Warming Up." (Pg D6).
      > It tells us:
      > "On Monday, Jurek will be back for the Badwater, which starts at
      the lowest
      > elevation in the Western Hemisphere, 280 feet below sea level, and
      ends at an
      > elevation of 8,300 feet.
      > "Jurek is the pre-eminent American ultramarathoner. He won the
      Western States
      > race seven straight times between 1999 and 2005, and the back-to-
      back victories
      > at the Western States and Badwater last summer were unprecedented.
      > We learn:
      > "Jurek's training regimen is decidedly new age. He powers himself
      with only
      > vegan food, spending several hours a day preparing meals with
      Leah...During the
      > race, Jurek also consumes potatoes, bananas, energy gels and rice
      balls, while
      > cooling himself with icy bandanas and a silver thread-lined safari
      cap designed
      > to draw heat from his body."
      > You'll find the whole piece on line at
      > presents a superb opportunity for letters singing the praises of
      > diets. The New York Times takes letters at letters@...
      > Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number
      when sending a
      > letter to the editor. Shorter letters are more likely to be
      > Yours and the animals',
      > Karen Dawn
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