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Famous Vegetarians - Ruth Heidrich

Ruth is a vegan Ironman triathlete (six times) and also holder of a World Age-group (60-64) Fitness Record at the famed Cooper Clinic (the Kenneth Cooper who coined the word "aerobics" in the 60s). She has more than 700 trophies from marathons, triathlons, pentathlons, 10Ks, etc. and competed in 63 races in 1997 alone. She has run the Great Wall of China, Ironman New Zealand, Ironman Japan (both first places), the Moscow Marathon, Boston and New York Marathons, and races in many other countries.

Ruth is President of the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii and a Councillor of the Vegetarian Union of North America

A Race for Life by Ruth Heidrich Excerpt from VegSource


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