Legends! In the studio today I am joined by the legendary Rich Roll. Rich is a primary thought leader in society, with a podcast ranked in the top charts for years and a social platform reaching millions, Rich is truly a voice for the people. Being able to learn from Rich as a friend is truly an honor and a blessing. In this episode, we gain a vulnerable and in-depth look into who Rich truly is. We dive into his story from a Division 1 swimmer in college to battling with drugs and alcohol all the way to how he maintains emotional sobriety now in the midst of his success. Rich is one of the most impressive, supportive, and caring humans I have met.
He graduated from Stanford University and Cornell Law School, became a lawyer, and was making good money. At the age of 30 Rich had hit rock bottom working as a lawyer in the hopes to prove himself to his family and peers. He became a workaholic for 10 years striving to please others while neglecting himself. Through this low point, he reached the age of 40, had a heart attack scare, was addicted to junk food weighing 50 pounds overweight, and wasn’t happy. He had a wake-up call.
Rich became a vegan, focusing on the energetic benefits of plants and how to eat for performance. In his 40’s Rich became one of the first vegan ultra-endurance athletes paving the way for those to follow. In 2008 and 2009, Rich competed in the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii which is one of the world’s most daunting and grueling endurance races on the planet. He was a top finisher. Later in May of 2010, Rich completed the EPIC5 Challenge: completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. He also became one of the world’s fittest men. These are incredible physical feats that many couldn’t even imagine achieving and these are just one aspect of who Rich is. In 2012, Rich launched his book Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself, and became a #1 bestselling author. After publication, Rich launched his podcast The Rich Roll Podcast which resides in the Itunes Top-10 List. Rich is a legend.
In the episode we specifically discuss:
How Rich Roll became plant-basedHow and why he started running ultra marathonsHow he began building his business after Finding UltraHis journey into creating The Rich Roll PodcastThe power of rehabHow to increase aerobic capacityWhat activities increase aerobic capacityHow to train for an IronmanHow should a beginner train for an ironman?How do you train for a half Ironman?
Currently, Rich is helping thousands transition to plant-based diets through the in-depth discovery of their bio-individuality met with his incredible service, Meal Planner, which provides customers with recipes, videos, articles, meal deliveries, and everything you could need to make a healthy transition to veganism.
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