Brendan Brazier, a plant based diet provided him with the competitive edge he was looking for as a professional Ironman athlete. After developing and applying what he termed the Thrive diet Brazier found that his post workout recovery time decreased and his energy level, strength-to-weight ratio and endurance shot up.
Thrive steps you through the components of Brazier's diet and the benefits of exercise and eating a clean, vegan diet. Though I expect few of us will find the time to exercise 30 - 40 hours per week, nor compete at his level, there's plenty of great information for anyone wanting to improve their day to day fitness and well being whether they are an athlete or not.
Included is a 12 week meal plan and a huge selection of recipes. I'm looking forward to trying the energy bars and smoothies. Should I somehow become an Ironman as a result of reading the book, I'll be sure to pass that along.