Frederick Carlton Lewis, better known as Carl Lewis, is an American former track and field athlete and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. He was born on July 1, 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama to parents William and Evelyn Lewis. With a family that has a passion for sports, his parents are said to be a couple that ran a local athletics club which influenced him and his sister most in the field of athletics.
His breakthrough in the said sport came in the year 1981 when he became a skilled and prominent sprinter and long jumper. He also became more prominent when he participated the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and experienced success in 1983. These days, he is regarded as one of the most notable sportsman in the world.
Carl is known to be a vegan. According to him, being vegan gives him more stamina and it basically improves his performance. “I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete,” he said in an interview. “In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet. Moreover, by continuing to eat a vegan diet, my weight is under control, I like the way I look. I know that sounds vain, but all of us want to like the way we look. I enjoy eating more, and I feel great.”
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 53)
Height: 188 cm | 6 feet, 2 Inches
Weight: 80 kg | 176 lbs
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