Unfortunately, vegetarians and vegans athletes alike may face ridicule and doubt in performance. However, I think the negativity is beginning to subside, and people are become more educated and aware that there are a lot of successful vegans and vegetarians who participate in various sports like bodybuilding, baseball, swimming, and football.
Vegan and vegetarian athletes can be just as, or even more powerful than their meat-eating counterparts.
Patrik Baboumian is a Armenian-German strongman competitor. He also was a former bodybuilder. He was once vegetarian, and he is now vegan. In 2013, he set a world record by carrying 1,212 pound yoke for over 10 yards.
Lizzie Armitstead is 26 years old and had made the decision to become vegetarian when she only was 10 years old. She's a very successful track and road racing cyclist.
Mac Danzig a vegan, is a retired mixed martial arts artist who competed as a light weight. He has been vegan since 2004, which is when he was still fighting.