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Rich Roll

The Book: Finding Ultra


Where to buy: To purchase this book, CLICK HERE!

About the Book: Finding Ultra is Rich Roll’s incredible-but-true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever.

Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans against each other in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running.

But Finding Ultra 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. 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 challenges all of us to rethink what we’re capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to “go for it.”

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. More information about Rich Roll can be found at

The One Green Planet Verdict: Finding Ultra is an extremely well-written and a very engaging read.

Rich Roll provides a candid account of his childhood and early adulthood, including his struggles with social situations, athletics, and alcoholism. He describes his accomplishments, including his incredible midlife transformation, with unexpected humility and humor. In spite of Rich’s incredible journey, the book’s message is, refreshingly, much more “look at what’s possible” than “look at me.”

A hybrid of biography, how-to, and reference guide, this book is informative, interesting and inspiring. Finding Ultra will make you believe that almost anything is possible, if you’re willing to put in the effort and challenge yourself. A highly recommended read for anyone keen on learning more about the truly life-transforming powers of healthy diet and exercise.

To purchase this book, CLICK HERE!


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