Finding Ultra

  • von Rich Roll
  • Sprecher: Rich Roll
  • 9 Std. 47 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever
In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich. Plunging into a new way of eating that made processed foods off limits and prioritized plant nutrition and daily training, Rich morphed—in mere months—from out-of-shape midlifer to endurance machine. Ninety days into his physical overhaul, Rich left the house for a light jog and found himself running a near marathon. It was time to scale up his goals.
How many of us take up a sport at age forty and compete for the title of the world’s best within two years? Finding Ultra recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of 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.
This is more than an inside look at a series of jaw-dropping athletic feats or a practical training manual for those who would attempt a similar transformation. Yes, Rich’s account rivets and 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 life has posed numerous physical and social challenges, including a fierce battle with alcoholism.
Ultimately Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of what willpower can accomplish. It challenges us to rethink what we’re capable of and urges us, implicitly and explicitly, to “go for it.”
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.



“You walk away from reading this book knowing you have the total power to transform your life on every level…Roll is immensely likeable, a most compelling storyteller, and a true shaman of health and fitness!” (Kathy Freston,  New York Times best-selling author)
“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 best-selling author)
“I loved this. A rare book, unusual for its honesty and willingness to bare all, that really does deserve such superlatives as ‘riveting’ and ‘compelling.’ I was moved by watching Roll conquer his demons and felt privileged to share in his eventual enlightenment. By laying it on the line, Roll absolutely wins us over.” (Rip Esselstyn,  New York Times best-selling author)


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Super interessant!

Das Buch hat mir super gefallen. Ich hab vorher bereits ab und zu den Podcast gehört und das Buch war einfach noch viel besser als erwartet. Werde es mir allerdings in Papierformat kaufen um die ganzen Ernährungsinfos und Tabellen nochmal anzuschauen und was zum Nachschlagen zu haben.
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- Jenny

Rather go for "Eat & Run" or "Born to Run" instead

Compared to Scott Jurek, Rich Roll is rather a shallow, extroverted business man. That's perfectly alright, I love to see vegan world class athletes featured in any kind of media and the fact that (most) sports do not pay the bills is enough reason to market your skills, know-how, achievements or personality in the first place. However the reason why I read books like 'Eat and run', 'Finding Ultra' or even 'Born to run' is to find out more about the true soul and spirit of running. Less the 'what' or the 'how' but much more the 'why' of these outstanding athletes and their endeavors. Unfortunately there's not much 'why' in 'Finding Ultra'. It's pretty much 'been there done that' style. Even Rich Rolls sad 'career' as an alcoholic is drafted in that fatiguing vein. There's a couple of bright spots where he opens up a bit and lets the reader take a glimpse look at his motor, his urge and desire, but overall the book is only a dry listing of events from the 4 crucial phases of his life: swimmer - alcoholic - vegan - ultra athlete. Not a bad book, but far-off the quality of the reads & authors mentioned above.
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- deathdousapart

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 22.05.2012
  • Verlag: Blackstone Audio, Inc.