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Finding Ultra

Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
Roll, Rich (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Recounts how the author, after realizing the daunting state of his health at age forty, overcame physical challenges and alcoholism over the course of two years while training for Hawaii's elite Ultraman competition.
Authors: Roll, Rich
Title: Finding ultra
rejecting middle age, becoming one of the world's fittest men, and discovering myself
Publisher: New York : Crown Pub, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xvi, 272 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: A line in the sand
Chlorine dreams
College currents: fast water, high times, and California cool
From underwater to under the influence
White sands and red stripe: hitting bottom in paradise
Into the light
My secret weapon: power in plants
Training as life
The aloha, kokua, and ohana of ultraman
Epic5: rookie mistakes, burning skies, kahuna spirits, and a drunken angel in the pain cave of the real Hawaii.
Summary: Recounts how the author, after realizing the daunting state of his health at age forty, overcame physical challenges and alcoholism over the course of two years while training for Hawaii's elite Ultraman competition.
Local Note: 53 60 61 148 152 210 211 222 264
ISBN: 0307952193
9780307952196
Statement of Responsibility: Rich Roll
Subject Headings: Ironman triathlons. Older athletes United States Biography. Triathletes United States Biography. Ultraman World Championships. Roll, Rich.
Topical Term: Ironman triathlons.
Older athletes
Triathletes
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May 21, 2013
  • LibrarianLaura rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Super motivating story and excellent nutrition tips in the index. A must read for anyone training for intense competition, especially tris or marathons.

Dec 23, 2012
  • HereHere rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A gripping, well-told story with some shameless self-promotion. That said, it is definitely worth reading. This guy tests his limits, for sure. And reveals his flaws as a human, including a battle with the bottle.

Aug 28, 2012
  • deannabullock2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. It is a well told story about life's very low lows and very high highs and all the places in between where we find and create ourselves. Engaging, fun and inspiring.

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May 21, 2013
  • LibrarianLaura rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

FINDING ULTRA :: REJECT MIDDLE AGE

Published on Apr 4, 2012 Check out Rich Roll's inspirational memoir "FINDING ULTRA: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming one of the World's Fittest Men and Discovering Myself" (Crown / Random House) hitting bookshelves May 22, 2012. The journey from middle-aged, overweight couch potato to elite ultra-endurance athlete, Finding Ultra is a beautifully written portrait of one of the greatest physical transformations ever.

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