Pam Boteler is a top-ranked, world-class athlete, activist and raw vegan who has been making waves in her sport--Sprint Canoe--for the last 8 years. Pam made USA Canoe/Kayak history at the 2000 National Championships by becoming the first woman to compete in sprint canoe--against the men. Not only did she compete, she won Gold. Up until 2000, women were prohibited from racing canoe at the US Nationals (and in almost every other country around the world). She continued to race against the men in 2001, earning Gold again, and finally, in 2002, USA Canoe/Kayak, the national governing body, changed its by-laws to allow women to compete at the National Championships in events of their own--in all age and boat categories. She is undefeated in the US since the year 2000.