Sean Clifford has been an Ultra runner for many years and has competed in races across the globe, like the UTMB in France, Diagonal des Fous on Reunion Island, El Cruce in Chile and Ankor Ultra in Cambodia. He has placed 2nd for the last 2 years in Ireland’s longest and toughest ultra marathon, the Kerry Way Ultra. Sean went vegan six years ago, after he realised he wasn’t doing enough for his health. “I realised the benefits of veganism after some research and personally felt transitioning to veganism wasn’t difficult,” he said.
Sean has just recently set a new Irish record after his epic run 10 times up the country’s highest mountain. He reached heights of 10,000 m, equivalent to the height of Mount Everest, in 23 hours and 53 minutes. He was motivated to run up the ‘Reek’s District’ in Kerry for the challenge and also to raise funds for a local Alzheimer’s support charity. He believes he has had a positive impact on those around him by spreading veganism.
Sean will be part of the Vegan Athletes Panel on Sunday 29th September.