Meet Jim Morris, 79 Year Old Vegan Bodybuilder and Former Mr Universe

Meet Jim Morris, 79 Year Old Vegan Bodybuilder and Former Mr Universe

By Jamie Matthewman
April 27th, 2015

As a professional bodybuilder for 30 years, Jim Morris has been a pioneer in the sport, competing with legends such as Arnold Schwarzenegger. He won many major titles including Mr. America, Mr. USA, and Mr. International. In 1996, Jim won the Mr. Olympia masters at age 61 as a vegetarian. For the last 15 years Jim’s been a vegan for health and ethical reasons.

He’s a record breaker in many ways, he was the first openly gay man to win Mr America by a record margin and at 37 he’s still the oldest person to ever win the competition. However he believes this win turned out to be down to one of the worst disasters of his life.

He was cruelly never recognised by the media, something which spurs him on today. Jim is being inducted into the Muscle Beach Bodybuilding Hall of Fame on May 25th as part of the 2015 Muscle Beach International Classic.

As I’m sure you’ll agree Jim still looks amazing, he’s still one of the fittest guys around working as a personal trainer in L.A.

Jim is an inspiration and an true advocate of eating plants, which he believes is why he’s been able to stay in great shape mentally and physically for so long. This film, one of the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival official selection explores Jim’s story and his fascinating thoughts on life, aging, and personal fulfillment.

A Must watch.

Jamie Matthewman

About Jamie Matthewman

Jamie is the founder, main contributor and editor of The Inspired Man.

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