Episode 20: Fiona Oakes

On today’s podcast episode Nimai interviews Fiona Oakes, a British marathon runner, who holds four world records for marathon running. She has been a vegan since the age of 6 and an animal lover all her life. She has used marathon running as a means to spread the vegan message across the world. Tune in to hear her fascinating story.

“For me, failure is not an option, because I do it for the animals”
— Fiona Oakes


  • 5:22 Fiona’s childhood: Vegetarian at 3 years old
  • 12:40 Fiona’s knee injury (the dark times of her childhood)
  • 18:50 The blessing that changed the course of Fiona’s life
  • 22:00 How Fiona started the animal sanctuary
  • 29:45 Using marathon running to support the animals
  • 39:43 Why failure is not an option for Fiona
  • 42:00 The attitude of gratitude
  • 53:40 Marathon running from the North Pole to the desert
  • 1:07:00 How Fiona deals with pain
  • 1:21:56 Fiona’s nutrition
  • 1:30:40 Fiona’s advice to others wanting to spread the vegan message

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