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    DescriptionThe incredible true story of the author's remarkable transformation, at the age of 40, from out-of-shape average Joe into one of the world's best endurance athletes On the eve of his 40th birthday, Rich Roll was in bad shape. His days were filled with work, stress, and junk food, and his nights were spent on the couch, remote in hand. Taking out the trash was the closest he came to exercise, and, at 50 pounds overweight, a walk up the stairs left him winded. He decided it was time to make a change. After undergoing a diet detox, adopting a vegan lifestyle, and pushing his fitness regimen to undreamed-of heights, he was profiled by "Men's Fitness" as one of the world's 25 fittest men. Among Roll's many jaw-dropping athletic feats: he completed the unprecedented "Epic 5"--five back-to-back Ironman-distance triathlons on five different Hawaiian islands in under a week--an achievement many said was impossible. This is the story of that remarkable transformation, a complete physical and spiritual rejuvenation that proves that anyone can "find ultra" if they know how.


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    Title
    Finding Ultra
    Subtitle
    Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rich Roll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307952202
    ISBN 10: 0307952207
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGSA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4A
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Libri: ENGM5740
    B&T Approval Code: A09204000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14640
    BISAC V2.8: SPO011000, SPO035000, SPO064000
    B&T Approval Code: A09203000
    BISAC V2.8: SPO048000
    BIC subject category V2: WSKQ
    Libri: BODY7800, BODY9000, FITN5000, TRIM5000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 796.42/57092
    DC23: 796.4257092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GV1060.73.R65 A3 2012E
    Thema V1.0: SMQ, SZE, SZD, DNBS1, SHBM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Three Rivers Press
    Publication date
    31 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 "bestselling author of "The Perfection Point" "If you liked "Born to Run," you'll love "Finding Ultra."..one of the best books about health and fitness that I've ever read." --Neal D. Barnard, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine ""Finding Ultra "is the ultimate story of hope, perseverance and endurance against life's biggest challenges." --William Cope Moyers, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption" "Roll has accomplished amazing things, but it is his ability to draw inspiring and uniquely insightful lessons from his experiences that sets him apart from other extreme athletes. "Finding Ultra "is a fascinating read full of practical tips." --Dean Karnazes, nationally bestselling author of "Ultramarathon Man " " " ""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, M.D., Emmy Award-winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN and "New York Times" bestselling author of "Chasing Life "and "Cheating Death" "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" bestselling author of "Quantum Wellness "and "Veganist " "This awesome piece of writing - one-part memoir, one-part how-to, and one part megadose of gut truth - reminds us to wake up and live our best life. Prepare to be entertained, but most