But where does Timothy Bradley get his protein?
Captain Obvious: “From food!”
And where do ‘weak’ animals like gorillas, elephants and horses get their protein?
He doesn’t look too protein deficient, doesn’t he?
– Bradley’s vegan diet not new among athletes (Inquirer Business, June 15, 2012):
As surprising as Timothy Bradley’s split-decision win over Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is, the former’s vegan diet (devoid of any animal protein—pork, beef, chicken and dairy) during training isn’t really new in the athletic world.
Nine-time Olympic gold medal winner and vegan Carl Lewis, who was voted “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and named “Olympian of the Century” by the American Sports magazine Sports Illustrated, was quoted in chef Jannequin Bennett’s book “Very Vegetarian” that his best year of track competition was the first year he was on a vegan diet. “Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look,” he said in the book’s introduction.