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Scott Jurek did it! The vegan endurance runner originally from Duluth, Minnesota, finished second at the World 24-hour Run Championships in Brive, France, once again shattering the myth that you cannot be an amazing athlete powered by a plant-based diet. He ran more than 165.7 miles over 24 hours to win the silver medal. That was a record finish for an American and that’s why Jurek is USA TODAY’s athlete of the week.