‘What the Health’ director announces new vegan movie, focusing on vegan athlete Fiona Oakes

Read Time:   |  5th February 2018

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What the Health and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn has announced his latest must-see vegan movie, entitled Running for Good, which focuses on the life of vegan athlete Fiona Oakes as she attempts to set a new global record in endurance racing.

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What the Health and Cowspiracy co-director Keegan Kuhn has announced his latest must-see vegan movie, entitled Running for Good.

The documentary follows the life of passionate vegan and ultra-marathoner Fiona Oakes, who has completed over 50 marathons and is the fastest woman in the world to run a marathon on all 7 continents, as takes on the ‘toughest footrace on Earth.’

Running For Good follows her attempt not only to set a new global record in endurance racing, but to compete in the “toughest footrace on earth” the Marathon Des Sables, 250km race through the Sahara Desert.

The film will also chronicle Oakes’ remarkable racing achievements, overcoming her childhood illness and disability after being told at aged 14 that she would never walk again, her incredibly demanding training and work schedule caring for 400 animals in preparation for the 2017 Marathon Des Sables.

Oakes, who has been vegan for over 40 years, shared the exciting news about the documentary on her Facebook page, stating: “From the Co-director of Cowspiracy and What the Health, Keegan Kuhn’s next film is THE must see documentary of 2018 – Proof positive that a vegan diet can take you from a child to a champion, Fiona Oakes, vegan for over 40 years, her whole physiology built on plant protein from age 6, powers herself to three Guinness world records in the marathon and across the Sahara desert.”

Great Vegan Athlete has praised Oakes for her impressive energy and passion: “Fiona works as a retained firefighter, a job which means she is often on call and needs to be ready to react quickly. She also works long hours on a sanctuary she runs almost singlehandedly, on which she cares for 400 animals including horses, pigs, sheep and dogs.”

They continue, “She also fundraises for the sanctuary, for which the food bill is over £5000 per month, and for other animal issues. Typical working days start before dawn and end around 8pm on her sanctuary in Essex, UK.”

There is currently no release date for the film, but Oakes revealed in a Facebook comment that it is expected to be made available online in the next few months.

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