Vegan Athlete Kendrick Farris Breaks American Lifting Record! [VIDEO]
Vegan athletes just keep on ending up in the spotlight with their impressive achievements! The latest news comes from Olympic weightlifter Kendrick Farris, who recently broke the American lifting record in the Men’s 94kg clean-and-jerk!
On May 8, Farris lifted a total of 377kg with three lifts during the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting that took place at the Calvin L. Rampton Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Not only was this his new personal best, but he was also able to set the new USA National Record in this category!
The 29-year-old has been a vegan since 2014, and on December 29, 2014, he posted on Facebook about his decision:
“I transitioned to a vegan diet about a month ago, an I’m happy to report my life has changed for the better I feel like a new person.”
You can watch the impressive performance right here:
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