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21 Aug Run, Greg, Run!!!!

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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

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Rip Esselstyn

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.

  • April
    Posted at 08:42h, 23 August

    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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