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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
> vegan ultra-marathon champion Scott Jurek, headed, "After 70 Miles,
> Warming Up." (Pg D6).
> It tells us:
> "On Monday, Jurek will be back for the Badwater, which starts at
> 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
> race seven straight times between 1999 and 2005, and the back-to-
> at the Western States and Badwater last summer were unprecedented.
> We learn:
> "Jurek's training regimen is decidedly new age. He powers himself
> vegan food, spending several hours a day preparing meals with
> race, Jurek also consumes potatoes, bananas, energy gels and rice
> cooling himself with icy bandanas and a silver thread-lined safari
> to draw heat from his body."http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/22/sports/othersports/22outdoors.html.
> 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@...
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when sending a
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> Yours and the animals',
> Karen Dawn
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