A Famous Vegan: Sports Illustrated’s 1973 Athlete of the Year

Vegans aren’t creatures from the planet Vegas. They’re individuals who won’t eat any animal products at all. Here’s a famous vegan athlete, who was named Sports Illustrated Male Athlete of the Year in 1973. I vividly remember watching this race.

Now, there are some naysayers who will quibble that he was wearing leather, which a true vegan would refuse to do. I would argue that he probably would have preferred to run around naked.

Photo by santanartist