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Rich Roll - How To Live An Ultra Life


Rich Roll is an the American author, public speaker, plant-based nutrition advocate, and vegan ultra-endurance athlete, who Men’s Health named as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World” . He is a former entertainment attorney who transformed into a top finisher in the Ultraman, a 3-day / 320 mile, double-ironman distance triathlon, and later raced the EPIC5 ‚Äì 5 Ironmans on 5 Hawaiian Islands in just about 5 days. He is the host of his wildly popular Rich Roll Podcast, and his bestselling memoir Finding Ultra tells his inspirational story of addiction, redemption and optimal health.


00:00 | Trailer
03:49 Brian’s thoughts on the episode
06:04 Brian’s introduction
06:54 Shoreditch, London vibe and British engagement in ultra-running
08:29 Rich’s early life and ultra-race challenge resonated with Brian, both of them friends of John Joseph
12:30 Life for Rich aged 39
23:48 What it was like to be in rehab
26:51 What those close to an alcoholic should perhaps say to them
30:40 How Rich made the tentative steps out of rehab to rebuild a new life and maintain it
36:55 Those moments in time when, if we have enough awareness, hold the power to transform our lives
41:04 The strategies Rich employed
43:08 Embarking on a different detox and the resulting revelation
45:44 Tribute to the crucial support of his wife and the profound relationship insight he has had
51:26 How Rich initially deceived himself into thinking he was eating healthily
57:43 Running and running, getting in a flow state, broadening his horizons
1:01:02 Why, upon deciding to compete, he went straight into the ultra-challenges
1:10:19 What training for this level of fitness and endurance teaches you about yourself
1:13:12 What it was like participating in Ultraman 2008
1:15:00 Ultraman 2009
1:21:55 We all have these reservoirs of potential: Inspirational words from Rich
1:22:55 Epic5 challenge gave Rich a different perspective on the human experience and capability in general1:35:20 What it was like becoming the poster boy after writing Finding Ultra
1:41:02 Having achieved so much, came years in the wilderness
1:46 34 What was the guiding spirit that kept him going
1:48:56 Why Rich decided to stop competing regularly and how his new concern proved more challenging
1:52:51 What he is doing now and how it might develop
1:54:57 How his podcast has changed him
1:57:13 A plant-based diet and the vegan movement: his approach to being part of it
2:03:48 Rich is wary of using plant-based medicines himself
2:07:22 What scares Rich
2:08:31 Worst and best day of his life
2:11:43 What keeps him awake at night
2:13:58 Phone call to the 20-year old Rich
2:16:00 Success secrets
2:16:56 Advice to the young person watching, who is addicted to something and they don’t know what to do
2:20:50 Brian’s summing up.


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