Maggie Vessey – Going For Green
September 15, 2015
Since elementary school, Maggie Vessey's been running around. She experienced that feeling of effortless freedom, fluidity, and speed at an early age and has been "in the zone" ever since. Vessey sped through college running for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and onto Team USA, but in the world of competitive running, every second counts. So Maggie turned to Plant-Protein for an edge.
She was first introduced to Beyond Meat as a guest at the Los Angeles Sports Spectacular, "I sampled their products and really really loved them, it made it just a really natural fit for me...I've become more aware about health concerns that are associated with eating a lot of meat, as well as issues about animal welfare and the effect mass meat consumption has on the environment on a global level."
If you happen to miss Maggie zooming through the track, you certainly won't miss her outfit as she's standing on the podium! Her fashion forward outfits (designed by Maggie herself) are a seamless blend of high performance and artistry in-motion. "I want to inspire young girls to know that you don't have to sacrifice being feminine to perform at the top level and be taken seriously." As an ambassador for The Future of Protein and future runners everywhere, we'll certainly be rooting for Maggie as she chases her Olympic dream next summer in Rio.
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