Fiona Oakes is one of the most humble, incredible, inspiring people we’ve ever met. At just 3 years old, she went vegetarian. When she was 6 she opted out of all animal products, at a time when being vegan was considered an eating disorder. Her love for animals motivated her to open up an animal sanctuary. But that wasn’t enough, she wanted to do more. In 2004, tired of vegan bashing, Fiona launched a running club to show you can be strong on a vegan diet, and to bring the word “vegan” to the masses.
Since then, she’s broken 3 world records and run countless marathons, including the Marathon des Sables - a 156-mile race through the Sahara Desert. This is all the more extraordinary when you find out that she doesn’t have a trainer, doesn’t really enjoy running, AND has no knee-cap! She’s driven by her love of animals, and her desire to create a more sustainable world.
But despite her achievements, mainstream media has kept its distance. In fact, Fiona was even told not to mention her vegan diet on live TV after she broke a world record!
Keegan Kuhn, co-creator of Cowspiracy and What the Health, wants to change that. We all need to use our own voice to elevate the vegan message, and elevate others who are promoting a positive agenda for the world, and the animals. Keegan was raised vegetarian with only two rules: don’t hurt anyone, and question authority. He turned vegan at just 12 - you can find out more about his story on Episode 93.
Fiona’s achievements and her humbleness are what made Keegan want to create the documentary Running for Good. We’re in a society who praises people who do things for their own ego, and here is this person who does it just for the animals. For over twenty years, she’s run over 20 miles a day while looking after 450 animals. She does this all on a vegan diet, to make the world a better place. We think she’s amazing.
Running for Good is available to pre-order now. Check it out!
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