Subtitle: Rejecting middle age, becoming one of the world's fittest men, and discovering myself.
Finding Ultra is the story of super athlete Rich Roll. On the night before his 40th birthday Rich was 50 pounds overweight and couldn't walk up the stairs without stopping. Realizing where his lifestyle was taking him (to an early grave) Roll started training and eating healthy. 90 days into his transformation he accidently almost ran a full marathon while out for some exercise. This led to that and not long after Roll found himself competing in the Ultraman competition (320 miles of running, biking, and swimming.) A lot of people would have stopped there and had a pint or two of coconut bliss ice cream, but not Rich Roll! Before too long he was doing the EPIC5 which is 5 Ironman length triathalons IN ONE WEEK. Oh, and Rich is vegan, duh. Athletes will love this book, but you don't have to be one to enjoy the riveting story, and gain the inspiration it holds. If you're looking to change your life or just love good reads about incredible human will, pick this one up.