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Author: Rich Roll Narrator: Rich Roll Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2018 ISBN: 9781538554678
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Finding Ultra is Rich Roll’s incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever.

One cool evening in October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight at the time and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house to embark on a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals.

Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the elite Ultraman World Championship competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. Following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the Epic5 Challenge—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week.

But this is much more than an edge-of-the-seat look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats and much more than a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich’s account rivets, and yes, it instructs, providing information that will be invaluable to anyone who wants to change their physique; but this book is most notable as a powerful testament to human resiliency, for as we learn early on, Rich’s childhood posed numerous physical and social challenges, and his early adulthood featured a fierce battle with alcoholism.

Ultimately, Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges all of us to rethink what we’re capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to go for it.

This revised and updated edition of Finding Ultra includes a new and original foreword, a bonus chapter and appendices, and updated resources.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “You walk away from reading this book knowing you have the total power to transform your life on every level.”

    Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Presents a story of drastic physical change that will be inspiring for those wanting to reject the notion that health and athletic boundaries cannot be broken past middle age.”

    Library Journal

  • “Roll’s story is a remarkable journey of overcoming mental, emotional, and financial barriers to fulfill a personal quest.”

    Booklist

  • “An incredibly inspirational book about achieving greatness at any age through self-belief and a positive attitude.”

    Levi Leipheimer, two-time stage winner of the Tour de France

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About the Author

Rich Roll has been featured on CNN and has been named one of the world’s twenty-five 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.