Triathlete & Public Speaker
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Jason Fonger is an athlete and public speaker focused on
empowering audiences with essential information about
Triathlon racing as a plant-based athlete
In his first 3 years of racing triathlons (2017-2019), Jason raced in 18 triathlons which resulted in him winning his age group 13 times and even winning 4 races overall. It all started when he adopted a plant-based diet in 2009 and went from being chronically fatigued to having more energy than he knew what to do with. He now competes in triathlon races to raise awareness around plant-based eating. He believes that the best possible time to answer the question “where do you get your protein?” is when you have just won a race.
From teaching to public speaking
A lifelong musician, Jason began teaching private music lessons in 2006 and did so until 2013 when, after graduating from Humber College with a bachelor's degree in music, he moved to Thailand and taught ESL to high school students. In 2015, he transitioned to teaching ESL online and quickly became one of the most in-demand teachers for China’s largest online ESL company. In 2019, Jason was hired to develop educational materials for one of the world's largest animal rights organizations. In 2022, Jason is focused on speaking to high school and post secondary audiences about the importance of eating more plant foods, which is a critical yet often overlooked or misunderstood part of the solution to many of the most pressing issues of our time.
Through the use of social media, Jason has been inspiring people to adopt healthier lifestyle practices since 2012. He encourages people to eat more plant-based food, be more active and have a positive mental attitude. His TikTok account boasts over 200,000 followers and his videos have generated many millions of views. He has interviewed industry experts on “The Vegan Champion Podcast” which he started in 2018. His YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Strava accounts also serve as resources for those looking to better understand veganism, plant-based eating and fitness. For links to all of his social media accounts, visit jasonfonger.com