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Run, Greg, Run!!!!

Here is a big E2 shout out to plant-strong athlete, Greg, from Stow, Ohio. Greg decided to transition to a plant-based diet to give him the edge with his ultra-endurance 100 MILE runs with wonderful success. Way to go, Greg!!!

Taking it to the next stratosphere!!!!

Taking it to the next stratosphere!!!!


I just wanted to pass along how effective the Engine 2 Diet has been for me. I am an endurance athlete who after coming off what I felt was a poor performance at the Boston Marathon this past April. I began training for an ultramarathon in North East Ohio called the Burning River 100. The race is a 100 mile trail race which takes you from Cleveland to Akron. The diet became an very important part of my training. I am happy to say I was able to get in the best shape and feeling the best I have in a long time. Along the way, I set some new records for myself and won my age group in several trail races and marathons along the way. When BR100 came, I was not only able to complete it, I was able to break 24 hours on my very first attempt.

I really feel my diet has been a huge factor in holding back my potential as an athlete. I am hooked and very happy to be “plant strong.”

Thanks again,
Greg D
Stow, Ohio

About the author

As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

One Response to “Run, Greg, Run!!!!”

  1. April says:

    Way to go Greg! You are an inspiration to me and my family and I thank you for sharing your story. Thinking about what it take to prepare and compete in a 100 mile foot race makes my daily challenge of plant strong meal planning seem like a simple task.

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