In his own words, Josh LaJaunie grew up hunting – fishing – drinking – eating playing football and getting fat.
As he tipped the scales at 400lbs (180kg) in 2011 he decided to change his life after he read about a vegan ultra-marathon runner.
Between 2011 and 2014 – the 38-year-old from South Louisiana – lost 200lbs (90kg) and became a committed vegan.
In 2013 he ran his first 10k race under one hour.
Half a decade after the life of vegan runner Scott Jurek flicked a switch in his brain he appeared on the cover of the US magazine Runner’s World December 2016 Reader’s Issue.