The incredible true story of the author's remarkable transformation, at the age of 40, from out-of-shape average Joe into one of the world's best endurance athletes.
On the eve of his 40th birthday, Rich Roll was in bad shape. His days were filled with work, stress, and junk food, and his nights were spent on the couch, remote in hand. Taking out the trash was the closest he came to exercise, and, at 50 pounds overweight, a walk up the stairs left him winded. He decided it was time to make a change. After undergoing a diet detox, adopting a vegan lifestyle, and pushing his fitness regimen to undreamed-of heights, he was profiled by Men's Fitness as one of the world's 25 fittest men. Among Roll's many jaw-dropping athletic feats: he completed the unprecedented 'Epic 5'--five back-to-back Ironman-distance triathlons on five different Hawaiian islands in under a week--an achievement many said was impossible. This is the story of that remarkable transformation, a complete physical and spiritual rejuvenation that proves that anyone can 'find ultra' if they know how.
About the Author
Rich Roll has been featured on CNN and has been named "one of the world's 25 fittest men" by "Men's Fitness" magazine. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children and, when he isn't training or competing, manages the entertainment boutique Independent Law Group, LLP.
"Finding Ultra blends Rich Roll's story of superhuman personal transformation with an amazingly practical guide to plant-based living. It's also an enlightened manifesto for anyone wanting to transform their life." - Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Zones books.
"Finding Ultra is Rich Roll's incredible story of mental, emotional, and physical endurance. An essential, inspiring read." - Michael Greger, MD, FACLM, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die, founder of NutritionFacts.org
"One of the best books about health and fitness I've ever read." - Neal Barnard, MD, president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine
"Rich Roll's Finding Ultra is a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle, break down walls, and redefine what's possible."
- John Brenkus, Creator and Host of ESPN's "Sport Science" and New York Times bestselling author of The Perfection Point
"Finding Ultra is the ultimate story of hope, perseverance and endurance against life's biggest challenges."
--William Cope Moyers, New York Times bestselling author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
"Roll has accomplished amazing things, but it is his ability to draw inspiring and uniquely insightful lessons from his experiences that sets him apart from other extreme athletes. Finding Ultra is a fascinating read full of practical tips."
--Dean Karnazes, nationally bestselling author of Ultramarathon Man