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Vegan athlete Abdullah Zeinab has won the epic Trans Am Bike Race.

The race is an annual, 6,800km (4,191mile) self-supported, ultra-distance cycling race across the US. The route runs from Oregon to Virginia.

Zeinab – the only vegan in the race – completed the course in 16 days, 9 hours, and 56 minutes – smashing the previous record by more than 10 hours.

‘Absolute legend’

Simone Simpson, Founder of bike tour Tour de Froth told Plant Based News: “We covered the entire race, updating daily on Zeinab’s journey to blitzing the whole thing- beating the previous record and days ahead of second place.

“The only vegan in the race. Absolute legend of a human.”

‘So proud’

Activist Joey Carbstrong congratulated the athlete on his victory, saying: “I’m so proud of my friend Abdullah Zeinab he has set a new course record cycling across America.

“Again I’m so proud of you brother! This is what one of the best plant-fueled athletes on earth looks like.”

Zeinhab himself said of his victory: “Thank you for the support. Couldn’t have done it without all of you. It’s a win for all of us.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.