In a recent interview Olympic track star Carl Lewis, who was a vegan during his best years, says he believes that "most athletes have the worst diet in the world, and they compete in spite of it."

Members of OrganicAthlete's "Vegan Pro-Activist" team are out to prove
that a plant-based diet is the best diet for optimal health and performance,
and that they can succeed at high levels in sports because they are vegan.

Many people are resistant about becoming vegan because of dietary myths
like not getting enough protein, but elite vegan athletes and health
professionals are participating in the 2005 OrganicAthlete Conference to
dispel these myths. Scheduled for 24 September, the goal of the
conference is to share information about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Full story: