Reading Time: < 1 minute Rose will be running the 70.3 mile event on a fully plant-based diet (Photo: Facebook)
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PBN‘s Peter
Wintrip sat down with London Real host Brian Rose this month to discuss his
recent foray into plant-based eating – and his upcoming Ironman competition.


The host of
the web-based talk show was inspired to do the extreme 70.3-mile triathalon by
punk rock legend John Joseph, a committed vegan, Ironman athlete, and author of
Meat Is For Pussies.

The events
leading up to Rose’s race are being documented, and shared on YouTube, in a
series London Real is calling Ironmind.


Rose does
not call himself a vegan but is committed to the his change in diet, which his family has joined him in, until the upcoming race.

In this PBN
exclusive, he told Wintrip: “Yeah, I’m eating only plants.

“That’s really
what I am right now.”

other issues’

guests on London Real include animal advocate and parkour athlete Tim Shieff,
and world-renowned vegan activist James Aspey – both of whom spread messages that
keep Rose curious.

He told
Wintrip: “I don’t know how I feel about the animals and all of that.

“But I
think when you eat a lot of plants you do start to think about what’s happening
to the animals in a dairy situation, or even eating them – so, I wouldn’t say I’m
not thinking about some of the other issues that go along with veganism.”

Emily Court

Emily Court is a writer and content creator published in Plant Based News, Raise Vegan, Living Vegan and The Financial Diet. A self-described "recovering vegan hothead," she is now a pragmatic member of Vancouver's vibrant and growing plant-powered community. Hailing from Halifax, Nova Scotia, she holds a BA in Spanish and certificate in Intercultural Communication from Dalhousie University, where her thesis focused on topics of cultural and gender-based discrimination. She aims to apply a privilege-conscious and culturally sensitive approach to her work in all fields.