Day 1: 3:50 pm – 4:45 pm
Rich Roll is a living testament to the power of personal transformation.
At age 40, having overcome an addiction to alcohol that almost completely derailed his life, he found himself out of shape and overweight, and in need of a major change in lifestyle. He switched to a 100% plant-based diet, lost 50 pounds and shocked the endurance world by achieving top finishes in grueling endurance races like the Ultraman World Championships and being named one of the 25 Fittest Men in the World.
In May 2010, Rich put an exclamation point on his remarkable transformation with the EPIC5 Challenge – an odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. Rich documented this incredible transformation in 2012 with his bestselling memoir Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.
Rich now focuses his energy on the exploration of human potential through conversations with top performers in ultra-endurance, wellness, business, culture, and others through The Rich Roll Podcast. His clarity of insight, deep personal experience, and rare talent for connection has made the podcast one of the top 100 in the world, and consistently near the top of health, wellness, and education podcasts.
- Finding Ultra
- Rejecting Middle Age
- Discovering Yourself