- Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
- Sprecher: Rich Roll
- Spieldauer: 9 Std. und 47 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 22.05.2012
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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.”
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Von Jenny Am hilfreichsten 09.10.2017
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.