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.
Finding Ultra
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.

Publisher: New York : Crown Pub, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0307952193
Characteristics: xvi, 272 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.


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Jan 09, 2015
  • UltraLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I've always felt like exercise and training is as much a spiritual act as it is a physical one. Rich Roll has written a book that gets to the heart of this better than any author I've read so far.

I don't understand the comments about "self-promotion" or "bragging." One, this book is written with a tone of humility that I really appreciate. But, perhaps more importantly, it's not bragging if you actually did it.

May 21, 2013
  • SPL_Laura 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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