Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition by Rich Roll audiobook

Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself

By Rich Roll
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Blackstone Publishing 9780307952202
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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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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2018 Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award for Best Narration in Self-Help/Fitness/Wellness

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“One of the best books about health and fitness I’ve ever read.” Neal Barnard, MD, New York Times bestselling author
“[An] incredible story of mental, emotional, and physical endurance. An essential, inspiring read.” Michael Greger, MD, New York Times bestselling author
“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
Finding Ultra is about a journey we all take as human beings, when we decide to pursue the impossible and live a life of mission. When I need to dig deeper, push harder, and find a little boost, Rich Roll is the guy who comes to mind. He is inspiration embodied.” Sanjay Gupta, MD, Emmy Award-winning CNN medical correspondent and New York Times bestselling author
“A tribute to the fortitude of the human spirit, and the power each of us has to grab hold of our life and achieve the unexpected.” Dave Zabriskie, five-time national time-trial champion in cycling
“An inspiring story of a man whose life took a tragic turn but then rebounded spectacularly. Down but not out, Rich Roll rose like a phoenix, taking the commitment to his own health to a new level and achieving a remarkable transformation…A top read!” Luke McKenzie, five-time ironman champion
“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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Author

Author Bio: Rich Roll

Author Bio: Rich Roll

Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete, a wellness advocate, and the host of the Rich Roll Podcast, one of the top one hundred podcasts in the world, with more than thirty million downloads since its launch in 2012. He is regularly named to annual lists of the most influential people in the health and fitness world and has been featured on CNN and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc. With his wife, Julie Piatt, he is the coauthor of The Plantpower Way and The Plantpower Way: Italia. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Cornell Law School.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English