Every once in a while the planets and stars are aligned and I get the chance to meet up with one of the really big and interesting international names.
When Rich Roll together with his friend and coach Chris Hauth decided to take on ÖTILLÖ Swimrun World Championship I got the chance to sit down with Rich for a long talk at the acast studio.
Rich Roll is often described as a plant based ultra endurance athlete, meaning he is on a strictly vegan diet and that he has competed in challenges such as the Ultraman Triathlon and also feats like the Epic5 that he completed back in 2010. Rich Roll is also the author of the books Finding Ultra and The Plantpower Way - both best sellers with Finding Ultra reaching #1.
He originally popped up on my radar a couple of years ago since he also hosts the immensly popular Rich Roll Podcast that more or less subscribes to a top-10 position on iTunes. Just like myself Rich started his podcast almost five years ago.
Rich Roll competed as a butterfly swimmer in Stanford University but in his late twenties he ended up in severe alcohol and drug addiction leading to a decision at the age of 31 to spend one hundred days in rehab to start a new chapter of his life.
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