Men who follow a vegan diet are often not regarded as manly people. Instead, they tend to be considered weak and not suitable to take part in endurance sports. Try telling that to Robbie Balenger, a vegan athlete who ran a world record number of laps around the Central Park area in NYC. Balenger’s feat of 16 laps around the NYC-based park is about 49 kilometers more than what the earlier record holder achieved.
The area where Balenger ran 16 laps spans around 9.8 kilometers, which means he ran around 160 kilometers in all. So, it would not be an exaggeration to say that Balenger’s feat serves as an inspiration to all aspiring vegan athletes out there.
It only took Balenger above 18 hours to complete 16 laps around that area. New York’s activewear brand Ten Thousand sponsored his record-breaking endeavor for the brand’s series named ‘Feats Of Strength’. In the series, an athlete will try to produce a record-breaking performance every month this year.
Balenger said that he ran 7 ultramarathons in just 4 months and that he finished a 3200-mile run throughout the US. Despite that, the record-breaking event saw him completing the most kilometers he has run in one day.
Running Countless Miles When On A Vegan Diet
Two years ago, Balenger ran 3200 miles across the nation to trigger conservations regarding better food selections as well as promote the advantages of a diet based on plant food items. Balenger started running in 2013, and he went vegan five years later. He is one of the three vegan athletes who ran across this nation. His aims to inspire individuals across the nation to start focussing more on what they consume and to exemplify one who has changed radically.
It takes 8,000 calories each day for Balenger to run. The athlete fuels the body with whole-type plant-based food items most of the time, alongside vegan consumer goods such as vegan gels, electrolyte drinks, and bars. In the countrywide run, he created a nutrition-related spreadsheet with the help of a nutritionist’s services. The spreadsheet contained every single item he required to start the trip, which included equipment like his favorite Vitamix blender for the smoothie superfood he would consume when running. Many describe that product as a ‘superfood’ because it is rich in nutrients and is beneficial to our health.