Congratulations Josh!


By Toni Okamoto

Remember Josh Fernandez from our series How Do You Vegan: The Brand New Vegan Edition? He was very new to veganism and was concerned that he may keel over on mile 25 of his first marathon as a vegan. He wrote:

“Another problem with veganism is that I’m a marathoner, sometimes clocking in at about 60 miles per week, and I told myself that if I only eat plant-based food I would most likely keel over on mile 25.

I haven’t actually tested that theory yet, but I will find out on December 6, when I run my first marathon as a vegan. And mark my words: If that happens, on my death bed I will write another blog post for Vegan Outreach, entitled, “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE, BUTCHER A COW AND EAT IT IMMEDIATELY.”

I’m kidding.”

Well, I am happy to announce that not only did he live to show that vegans can run marathons … but he also qualified for the Boston Marathon with the time of 3 hours and 11 minutes! That’s a 7 minute and 19 second pace per mile!! AANNND, best of all, after he left everyone in the dust, he walked around in his Vegan Outreach hoodie! Representin’.

Congratulations, Josh!

2 thoughts on “Congratulations Josh!

  1. Thank you! And thanks to all the kind vegans who helped me along the way. You guys aren’t as crazy as people make you out to be.

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