From Overweight to Ultra-Endurance Athlete: Our Interview with Rich Roll

Podcast Radio2Late one night after a long day of work, just before his 40th birthday, Rich Roll polished off some fast-food cheeseburgers as he watched TV before heading to bed.

As he walked up the stairs, Rich had to stop, bend over and catch his breath before he could continue. Sweat was on his brow. The stress and busyness of life on the partnership track at a law firm had taken their toll on the body of this former Stanford swimmer.

Instead of blaming his work or coming up with another excuse, Rich did what most people don’t. He seized the moment. He decided then and there that things would change — that things had to change.

It’s hard to believe that just two years after the staircase incident, Rich finished one of the most grueling endurance events on the planet — Ultraman, essentially a double Ironman-distance stage triathlon — in 11th place, no less. And the following year, Men’s Fitness magazine named him one of the 25 Fittest Guys in the World. (Oh, and did I mention Rich did it all on a plant-based diet?)

In this episode of No Meat Athlete Radio, Doug and I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with Rich, author of Finding Ultra and now host of the wildly popular Rich Roll podcast, to pick his brain about the behaviors and mindset that allowed him to make such dramatic changes, going from overweight and unhealthy at age 40 to one of the most famous vegan athletes in the world — all in the span of about two years.

We’ve also got a special giveaway with this episode: to celebrate the debut of the paperback edition of Finding Ultra (affiliate link) next week (that’s May 21), Rich and his publisher, Three Rivers Press, have generously provided several copies for some lucky NMA Radio listeners! (I also somehow ended up with an extra copy of the hardcover version, so I’ll throw that in the pot too.)

Here’s how you get your hat in the ring to try to win one:

1. If you just want to do the bare minimum, leave a comment on this post. On May 21 (the day the paperback edition is released), we’ll randomly draw winners and announce them in the comments section here.

2. As the Chotchkie’s manager in Office Space says, “Look, we want you to express yourself, okay? Now if you feel that the bare minimum is enough, then okay. But some people choose to wear more, and we encourage that.” So show your flair and get a second entry by leaving us a rating and honest review on iTunes (and letting us know here that you did).

Good luck, and enjoy this inspiring episode!

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Doug, Rich, and Matt at DC Vegfest 2012.

Here’s what we talk about in this episode:

  • Matt’s new baby update! (5:15)
  • Doug’s vegan transition progress (6:55)
  • How Rich went from being overweight and out of shape to being named one of the 25 Fittest Guys in the World, in just a few years (29:00)
  • The panic attack and “moment of willingness” that Rich seized to change his life (33:40)
  • Rich’s most important keys for people who want to get in shape (43:30)
  • Why Rich trained at an extremely low intensity for the first several months of his training (45:45)
  • Rich’s approach to strength-training (52:50)
  • How Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week helped Rich to balance family life and business with training as an elite endurance athlete (54:00)
  • Rich’s (and Matt’s) low-pressure approaches to raising kids on a vegan diet (58:00)
  • The success of the Rich Roll Podcast and Finding Ultra (1:05:45)

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Thanks for listening, and special thanks to Rich for taking the time to chat with us and share his insight and wisdom. Check out his podcast to hear more from Rich every week.

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  1. I have been reading ultra-running inspired books like crazy lately and I would love to read this one!!

  2. Been looking forward to reading this for a long time. The books seems like both a great story and resource.

  3. Inspirational! Thank you
    Now to try & get my hubby to try and change!

  4. Great book. Highly recommended.An engaging story that both entertains and inspires. (Obviously you don’t need to enter me in the book drawing ;-)

  5. I would love to win this for my hubby, to show it is never too late to change!!

  6. Ann Eckler says:

    What wonderful inspiration! Would love to read Rich’s book!

  7. Chelsea says:

    Sounds like an amazing book! I’m excited to read it and hear it on the podcast.

  8. elizabeth says:

    Please. Please. Please pick me. I’d love to read this book and can’t listen to your interview this morning; I’m supposed to be working.

  9. Michael says:

    RunningOddity left a comment on iTunes. I think it went through. Stupid Apple…

    Anyway, thanks again for the podcast. Makes the long drive home far more entertaining!

  10. I love No Meat Athlete!! You have really helped me transition my eating habits over to plant based. I enjoyed listening to the last podcast and know this one will be great too! Would love to read Finding Ultra!!

  11. Matt, I already have been listening to Rich Roll’s podcasts since day 1 and also have already read the book when it first came out (so no need to enter me in the draw). I also thouroughly enjoy your podcasts and blog, so keep up the great work!
    As for leaving a review on Itunes, it requires you to login and to login you have to create an Apple ID, which then requires you to input a CC#, which I won’t do ;-)

  12. Graham Dethmers says:

    Huge fan of Rich and his podcast. Love his book, but only have been able to hoard it from our public library. Would love to have one for my very own!

  13. left you a rating and review on iTunes :) titled something like Encouragement for Plant Based Eating

  14. Michelle M says:

    Been a fan of Rich for awhile… Really like him, would like to have his book….

    Fan of No Meat Athlete too =)

  15. I love you guys and rich roll and would love to read his book!

  16. Was just introduced to Rich thru this website, which I was also just introduced to through another running blog that I read. Can’t wait to read the book.

  17. Would love to get my hands on this book! Have been meaning to get to this one…

    #toally.gave.a.5.star.review.on.itunes!

  18. David H says:

    Great read, always love the NMA updates and have been inspired to do my first ultra this weekend doing the Norman Conquest 50! Would love to put my feet up and read this whilst i contemplate my next venture!!

  19. We recently made a BIG move and I’m transitioning to Vegan but really need some help and inspiration. Sounds like a great book for both my husband and I!

  20. Thank you so much for this interview! It is so inspiring! I absolutely love to read these types of books! And I absolutely LOVE your podcast! Thank you for bringing plant based eating and sports into the mainstream! Can’t wait to read the book :-)

    P.S Just left an Itunes review as well :-) Thanks!

  21. Count me in! I’d love a copy of Rich’s book!

  22. Have not listening to the podcast yet but definitely will as his story sounds very impressive.

  23. Dave E. says:

    Great interview! I can relate to the OCD nature of training and the mental shift required to stick with something new. Thanks.

  24. Would love to read his book. Inspiring story.

  25. RowerGirl2016 says:

    Left a review on iTunes! Loved the topic of work/family/training balance.

  26. Really enjoyed this podcast episode because I’d heard of Rich Roll, but didn’t know that much about him. I’d love to be entered in the book giveaway.

  27. Richard says:

    Just started following your podcast. It’s great. Very interested in the topic and the connection between mind, body and diet.

  28. Awesome! I’ve only recently started listening to the podcasts, but I’m really enjoying them so far. I haven’t listened to this one yet since I play them during my daily commute (they’re entertainment that lets me feel like I’m being productive), but I’m looking forward to it.

  29. Carolyn in NC says:

    Please throw my name in the drawing.

  30. I’d love to check this out! Thanks.

  31. Although I have read the blog for a while I hadn’t listened to the podcasts yet. This interview gave me enough incintive to, and I am very happy I did! I have become a subscriber to No Meat Athlete and Rich Roll’s podcasts. Looking forward to reading the book as well. I tried to give you a 5 star review on itunes but not sure if it went through (titled “My first podcast”). Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Awesome! *crosses fingers*

  33. Anne Baum says:

    Nothing convinces people more of converting to a vegan lifestyle than success stories like this. More please, and keep it going!! :)

  34. great interview! I need to read the book.

  35. Bert in GA says:

    Borrowed a copy of “Finding Ultra” from the local library and loved it. It was a great read filled with personal stories laced with training tips and recipes.

  36. I’d love a copy of Rich’s book! And I finally posted a review on iTunes, so count me twice please! :)

  37. Would love to read it – will do my best to review the podcast before Sunday also!

  38. Ultra runners are so inspiring to me. I’m running 16+ miles during an ultra event this summer and can’t WAIT to see how some of the people I know do.

  39. Graham Dethmers says:

    …also left a review on iTunes of the podcast.

  40. I have been waiting for this to come out on paperback! I’d love to win it! Since I am going to be alone at work today, I won’t even have to download it from itunes…I can just sit back and chillax while listening. Thanks, Matt and Rich!

  41. Elspeth says:

    Rich Roll is great – I can’t wait to hear this episode! Am dying to read his book, so fingers crossed that you pick me! Pretty please with broccoli on top :-) (I also posted an itunes review, you guys are great!)

  42. I’ve been meaning to pick up this book at the library! Definitely on my list!

  43. BEST.PODCAST.EVER!!!!!!!!! I was so stoked to listen to this as I’m totally obsessed with the Roll Dog right now, such a beast! Thanks for this!!

  44. Chelsea says:

    I’m just starting to listen to this episode now. I’m so excited! I didn’t know that Rich Roll has his own podcast, so I’ll be checking that out next. :)

  45. Chelsea says:

    Just left a review and rating on iTunes as cacodaemonia. :)

  46. I checked the book out from the library a few months ago but I would really love to own my own copy!

  47. I listened to the podcast and left a review. It was great!

  48. Anupama says:

    This episode of No Meat Athlete podcast was particularly enjoyable since Rich Roll is relatable. His journey illustrates how an average Joe can rise to greatness once he has the inclination to do so. Listening to the trials he has overcome to finally be in control of his life, but not only that, harness his full potential, is highly motivating and inspires me to be the best person I can be as well, with the right tools such as being vegan and training correctly.

    I am a triathlete and have always been vegetarian but have been vegan since late last year (with a hand full of slips) and I do feel like I have more energy, quicker reflexes and better skin, now that I am on a cleaner diet. My dad used to be active and in shape but is now overweight. He understands when I tell him that he needs to change his diet and become active again, but he is unable to spring into action. I would love for him to read Finding Ultra so that he can hopefully learn from the person who set the example.

    I left a review on iTunes as well — hoping to win this book! :)

  49. Chance Benner says:

    Rich is the man. Talk about taking control of your life. I really want to read this book.

  50. Another gem, very inspirational.

  51. Rich is my idol, although I’m not a big runner. Just his story of going from fat and lazy to fit really helped me with my own personal journey. He’s also got the best podcast out there – always inspires me.

  52. Great podcast!

  53. Great interview Matt. After talking with you the other day I decided to try and at least go meatless for a week. I am already feeling better!
    I sort of always knew it would happen and just needed a nudge…thanks for providing it.

    The podcast is nearly done and in iTunes.

  54. Great podcast guys! Loved the interview. Helped make my work day just a little bit more awesome.

  55. I started listening to Rich’s podcast because you guys had mentioned him in previous episodes and have gotten a lot out of both, so I was excited to hear you together! Lots of interesting and useful info for veggie athletes! I left a review on iTunes under Katie K. Keep up the great work :)

  56. well you just made my day by telling me about his podcast! I have been listening to yours, as I love podcasts while I run. Going to download both now

  57. Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. Melissa says:

    Great podcast! Very inspirational, thanks guys. Fingers crossed I win, otherwise I will definitely have to pick up a copy of this book!

  59. Melissa says:

    Just subscribed to your podcast and Rich’s :)

  60. Would love to read this book, thanks for the opportunity!

  61. I just left a review on ITunes of the podcast!

  62. Corrine Burmeister says:

    I really enjoyed Rich Roll’s interview in the marathon roadmap package, and this interview was just as great! I can’t wait to read his book:)

  63. Dave Jones says:

    Great podcast. Awesome interviews! A huge inspiration for plant foodies everywhere.

  64. Would really love this book. Just read “Born to run” and “Running with the mind of meditation” and got great inspiration and tips from them. This one would complete the set real nicely :-)

  65. Kathleen says:

    I’ve been really into inspiring ultra-running books lately, and still have yet to put my hands on Rich’s book! Excited to read it :)

  66. I always enjoy listening to the podcast, and it was nice to have rich on!

  67. Aaron Kusch says:

    Super inspirational! I’m in training for my first marathon, so this was very timely!! Great interview.

  68. Great job Matt. Two straight days..no meat. Inspired by YOU.

  69. Michael Reopelle says:

    Fantastic interview!!

  70. Been trying to get a few friends to see the benefits of NMA for a while now and Rich’s book would be a great help :)

  71. I would love to win the book! thanks!

  72. This looks like a great interview, I’m downloading the podcast! I’d love to win Rich’s book!

  73. Thanks for putting out another great podcast! Rich has an amazing story. I really hope I win one of the books!!!

  74. I have been enjoying the podcast. Thanks for the good work. Perhaps I’ll see you on the trails around Asheville sometime.

  75. Damaris Rosich-Schwartz says:

    Thanks for sharing the podcast. Amazing story and I would love to read all about it in the book.

  76. Kate Radke says:

    I’d love to win! I’m working up to running ultramarathons (I’ll have done two marathons total by this October).

  77. This looks like a great, inspirational read! Def putting it on my reading list.

  78. Shelly Stout says:

    Would love love love to read this, we are huge fans of No Meat Athlete and Ultra runnig!

  79. Throw me on the winner list! Great podcast; it’s pretty inspiring seeing someone like Rich start the ultra journey later in life and and do way more than just get a participation medal, even

  80. Finding Ultra has been on my wishlist since it first came out. I would LOVE to get a copy from my favorite blogger, No Meat Athlete! :-)

  81. Very inspiring stuff. I’ve never been a runner but this has motivated me to change the way i think about working out.

  82. Teresa Hamvas says:

    I would love to read this book. My husband and I are hoping to see you at the Asheville marathon in September!

  83. Jay Hamvas says:

    Been Vegan for about a year. I’m always looking for more information on how to be the best Vegan Athlete that I can. I’m going to read the book either way, but would love to win my copy!

  84. I have begun to become curious about ultra. Maybe this book is just the thing I need to pursue it…sure wish I had a copy.

  85. I’ve got my first marathon next month and No Meat Athlete has been a wonderful source of information as I don’t know have any vegetarian friends with whom to share knowledge and inspiration. I’m nearly vegan myself and absolutely loving it, I can’t believe I haven’t done this all my life! Thanks for a great website!

  86. Anita Fisher says:

    Cant wait to read the book! So inspiring!

  87. I just discovered this site and I am very excited! Coincidentally I have also been wanting to read Finding Ultra!

  88. Sara Finley says:

    What an inspiration… can’t wait to read the book!

  89. Ram Narayanan says:

    I have read the book and would locd to win a copy. Please add me to the list of interested participants.

  90. Lindsay says:

    I am so excited to read Finding Ultra. What an inspiring transformation and I’m sure there’s lots to learn, even for those of us who are plant-based marathoners already. I’m excited to listen to the podcast. I’ll let you know what I think! Thanks for always providing great content and for helping us represent on the roads and at the gym in NMA gear!

  91. I actually found out abou Finding Ultra through you , and I have listened to NMA and Rich’s podcasts for months now. Keep up the awesome work! Thank you.

  92. And since I am in my 40’s and out if shape big time. You have inspired me to get off my lazy butt. Lol

  93. Just left a review on Itunes. Keep up the good work!

  94. Lindsey Cayer says:

    I would love to read Finding Ultra! Can’t wait to hear who wins.

  95. Lindsey Cayer says:

    I just left a 5 star rating on iTunes. I love you guys and enjoyed the podcast. Thank you for being the help I needed to complete my first half yesterday. :)

  96. Thanks for putting out another great podcast! Rich has an amazing story.

  97. I aspire to be an ultra runner and know I will get there one step at a time. I am about to complete my first marathon in two weeks. I have my sights set on a thirty miler after and then hope to build my way up. I love all sorts of motivation and inspiration from other runners. Can’t wait to cross each finish line!

  98. I would love this book! I’m about to embark on my first marathon and can use all the help I can get!!

  99. I would love to win this book! I am just starting my collection of running books, and this would be a great addition! I love reading other people’s running stories

  100. I would love to read Finding Ultra! I’m very interested to read his story!

  101. Really enjoyed the podcast!

  102. I’m overweight and just starting my running journey…I’d love some inspiration!

  103. Jessica says:

    Inspiring! Would love a copy of the book :-)

  104. Going to be listening to the podcast. Had read about Rich before so I am looking forward to listening.

  105. I stumbled on this blog from a Rich Roll link and am really enjoying the new recipes! thanks!!!

  106. Enjoyed the podcast. Great story…it’s never too late to change. I’ve started 40 days ago as pescetarian, so making my way to a vegan diet. I’ve already felt the amazing benefits with the short distance races. I’m running my 4th marathon in Sept, but it will be my first on plant-based diet. I’m hoping to run my first ultra next year. Glad to have discovered your website. New adventures!

  107. Jeremiah says:

    Would love a copy.

  108. melissa babich says:

    Is is inspirational and I can’t wait to read the book!!

  109. I’m a registered dietitian and a vegan. I have been so inspired by the ultra books I have read and they made me want to run. I am also in my early 40s. I love reading nutrition books for a hobby.

  110. I’m so inspired by Rich, and what he has achieved. Obviously I have heard a lot about it him but, I’m embarrased to admit, I have yet to read his book sooo I would love to win a copy of the paperback. Thanks so much for the podcast…I’m off to listen right now :o)

  111. Sounds like an amazing book! I’m 49 and glad it’s not too late to change! Would love to read this.

  112. Thanks for the chance! Love Rich’s story!

  113. Thanks very much for the link to Rich’s very inspirational presentation regarding his decision to get his health in order.

    I had a similar realization moment few years ago when I was looking at vacation photos of myself. I was so overweight, I looked as if my torso had been squeezed into a sausage casing.

    That was my inspiration go eat right and get fit.

  114. Nicole Marcione says:

    I have been dealing with a knee injury for a year. I went from running full marathons to barely running 2 miles. I need some running inspiration. I think Rich’s book can do the trick!

  115. Melissa says:

    Sooo inspiring!!

  116. This book has been sitting in my amazon wishlist since it came out, maybe I’ll just win it? Love the podcast too, by the way.

  117. lee_michael says:

    Great job guys! Loved the episode. Rich is such an inspiration.

  118. Shannon says:

    I want this book badly!!

  119. Vegrunner66 says:

    I was very inspired by reading his book…but in my hurry to want to read it, I chose the kindle version…meh…I need a copy for my bookshelf…I’ve been wanting to reread again.

  120. Listened to the audio book recently and really want my husband to read it. I’d been in a slump diet/exercise wise, and the book motivated me to get back on track. I’ve lost three pounds in the last week and ran 5 miles today (my longest run in almost a year). I am signed up for a sprint tri in June and want to do an Olympic distance in July. I was planning on trying to get a copy for Father’s Day, but a free one would be nice :~)

  121. I love one copy sendt to Norway, not easy to Get good boks here. Please

  122. I really enjoyed the interview! I’m a follower of the Rich Roll’s podcast since the beginning, and would LOVE to have his book!!

  123. After reading Thrive upon your recommendation (ps the recipes are delicious) I have no doubt Rich’s book will be just as good. Hope to read it soon!

  124. Amie Nolan says:

    I LOVE Rich Roll’s approach to his training & diet. So great you got to do this! I would love to get a copy of his book!!!

  125. I’ve discovered so many great authors from your posts, including Rich Roll. Loved hearing the interview; would love a copy of Finding Ultra!

  126. And…just posted my review to iTunes. Thanks again for all that you provide, not only for the Vegan community, but anyone looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  127. I’d love to win a copy!

  128. Love a good interview and better, a book by the interviewee.

  129. Totally love this episode with Rich. He’s such a studly mascot for the plant-based athlete world. When I went vegan back in the Fall of 2009, the videos that he posted with Jason Lester while training for Ultra-Man really gave me confidence that I was doing the right thing. I really can’t thank him enough for the inspiration and education he’s provided over the years for me in my plant-powered athlete life.

  130. Also, just left a review on iTunes!

  131. Great podcast. I’ve really enjoyed the past few. I’ve gone vegetarian for about the past three months, but have had a rough couple of days nutrition-wise, falling off the wagon, so to speak. I’m still eating vegetarian 95% of the time and I feel great. I just need to take the final step to make it 100%. Love the podcast and the website!

  132. Kristina says:

    This is one of my favorite sites as both a runner and a vegetarian. I often share it with friends who are neither runners nor vegetarians. I enjoy the recipes, especially the burgers. And I’m a fan of Rich Roll and would love to win a copy of his book.

  133. I can listen to Rich Roll all day…very inspirational! Finding Ultra is near the top of my reading list and I will probably pick up the paper back regardless. Keep up the good work!

  134. Lisa Warren says:

    My husband wants to run an ultra and I would love to get him this book!

  135. Thanks for this interview. I love Rich Roll and it was a pleasure to finally get to meet him when he came to my school, PS244 – the first vegetarian school in the nation.

  136. Looking forward to listening. Rich Roll is an inspiration. I recently started listening to his podcast after he interviewed someone I was interested on hearing (Sid Garza-Hillman). Now I followed Rich to the No Meat Athlete podcast. Looks great and I’ll be listening to more than just this episode.

  137. Melissa says:

    So excited to begin my plant-based life! Rich Roll has inspired me (at 36) to renew myself and commit to wellness! I can’t wait to read this book!

  138. Great show! Look forward to reading the book. Thanks!

  139. Thank you! Very inspirational. Would love to read this book sometime.

  140. Jennifer says:

    I would love to get a copy of Finding Ultra! I enjoyed listening to the podcasts but I don’t have an iTunes account to leave a review. :(

  141. Derek Chock says:

    After reading Rich’s book, I became PlantPowered myself 4 months ago. My running hasn’t suffered one bit and the loss of about 15 pounds ain’t too bad, either. I’ve listened to nearly every one of his podcasts and look forward to listening to yours! Thanks!

  142. Robbert says:

    I’ve been following Rich Roll online for a while. Awesome athlete and amazing story to turn his life around. I’m sure the book is a fantastic read.

  143. Jeannine says:

    Just heard about Rich Roll a few weeks ago. I am hooked on his podcast now and can’t wait to read the book!

  144. I always love to learn more about how I can adjust my plant based nutrition to support me better in my athleticism. Thanks for this opportunity!

  145. Cari Bourn says:

    I love your website and podcasts! I love taking in all the info, I am excited to read Rich Roll’s book. And I your interview with Leo Babauta was great too, I dusted off my copy of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book Peace is Every Step and can’t wait to re read it. ( PS. I also left a review on iTunes for your podcast)

  146. Love that you guys are getting back into the podcasting business! This was a fantastic episode, I love listening to Rich on his own podcast or others!

  147. Rich Roll is the MAN! For interested readers, Tim Ferriss wrote a great article on him as well that talks about some of the supplements he uses to recover in between races.

    Matt, thanks for letting me and everyone else know that Rich has a podcast. I will definitely have to check that out. His book has been on my reading list since it came out and I am dying to read it. It’s great to see vegan super-athletes. The world needs more like him.

    Oh, and Matt congratulations on moving to Asheville, NC. You are going to love it there.

  148. Jose Albertini says:

    I really enjoy Rich’s podcast, but I haven’t read his book yet.
    Congrats about your podcast!

  149. Interesting podcast – Rich is great conversationalist. Thanks for sharing.

  150. I’ve just run my first half marathon and through researching nutrition for running, have stumbled across this website and am very glad I have. Would love a copy of this book or will put it on my birthday present list for June :)

  151. Kevin Laiche says:

    Awesome podcast.
    I always learn allot here.

  152. I love Rich Roll — Finding Ultra was a major reason that I am vegan today. I’m already quite familiar with his story, but was very interested in hearing what you guys had to say about raising vegan children (I’m 22, but people still ask me all the time what I plan on doing).

    My cousins (10 and 7) are currently reading the children’s book Vegan is Love. I think the book has been controversial, but I flipped through it yesterday and it does a great job of not beating around the bush. (http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Love-Having-Taking-Action/dp/1583943544)

  153. Also, I love Rich’s rhino shirt in that picture. Any idea where it came from?

  154. This was a great podcast! I especially enjoyed Rich’s approach to long-term training techniques with controlled intensity for proper recovery as well as his relaxed attitudes about raising kids in a vegan household. Great listen, and would love to go on to read his book.

    Thanks!

  155. I look forward to reading this book, whether or not I win it.

  156. stephanie says:

    i never thought i’d be interested in ultra running, because it’s so far from the distances i currently run. however, i continue to be interested and inspired by Matt, Doug, and now Rich. here’s to thinking big!

  157. I really enjoy listening to Rich – his story never gets old and there are new points brought up on each podcast where he speaks. A great intro to your podcast and I plan on listening to more. I just posted a review on iTunes as well with a little feedback. BTW – I enjoyed your post this morning about Paleo vs Vegan – as a plant-based Paleo athlete I sure appreciated your perspective.

  158. I would love to read his book!

  159. Outstandingly done. NMA still delivering.

  160. jennifer says:

    Would love to win a copy of the book :).

  161. Kurt Ohlinger says:

    Ran my first marathon 2 weeks ago and volunteered at an ultra event. I’m really interested in how a better diet can help the aspiring ultra athlete.

  162. I would love to win a copy of this book! Sounds like it would be really helpful for me and my husband! Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. This post just inspires me. I can’t wait to read this book!!!

  164. Thanks for this offer. I would love to read Rich Roll’s book. I want the enthusiasm and drive that he has!!!!!

  165. Jaime Tummino says:

    I look forward to reading Rich roll’s book. We all have to start somewhere right? Thanks for the great website. love the no pressure format.

  166. Allison says:

    As a new vegan and an aspiring long-distance runner, this would be an amazing resource to have!

  167. This was a great episode and congratulations on the new baby!

  168. I rated the podcast a 5 stars in ITunes a few weeks ago. I love it!

  169. John P. says:

    Great interview & podcast!

  170. Alright, I’ve got some winners!

    The winners are … Wil, Michael, Amie Nolan, Casey, Bill, and Kate! Each of you will get a copy, one of which is a hardcover and rest the brand new paperbacks. I’m sure there are multiple people with some of these names, but I’ve emailed each winner so you’ll know if it’s you.

    And if you didn’t win, you’re still awesome. Thanks so much for reading No Meat Athlete, listening to our podcast, and participating with your comments.

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