Vegan Gold Medalist, Alexey Voyevoda

Alexey-Voevoda

Alexey Voyevoda, native of Sochi, has been vegan for over three years and he just won gold for Russia. He’s been a professional bobsleigher since 2002 and is well-known as a championship pro arm wrestler (is anyone thinking what I’m thinking ? A vegan arm-wrestling hulk face-off: Rob Bigwood vs. Alexey Voyevoda?). In a recent PETA interview Voyevoda says of his vegan lifestyle:

I no longer eat the suffering and pain of defenceless animals. Secondly, my body has become lighter, so to say “clearer”. Thirdly, in my profession, flexibility and elasticity are incredibly important, and I increased both of these. And fourthly, now I almost never suffer from a cold or flu. – PETA.com

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Joshua Katcher started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Bartholomew Jahusifer Walrus

    Awesome guy! Inspires me to quit cheese, so damn hard to eliminate cheese for me especially having no decent vegan options at restaurants where I live. Goddam pizza and burritos, why is your cheese so alluring?

    • Mike Williams

      Your right but it can be done, especially when you feel the improvement. I did miss a good cheese sandwich but a reasonable alternative, plus salad and pickle hits the spot. Oh, and a good pizza doesn’t needs cheese. Good luck with it.