If the PlantPower movement is America’s call to action, Rich Roll is leading the campaign. He is the hope, inspiration, and role model for what it means to live a conscious, healthy, and successful plant-based lifestyle. Rich is a champion Ultra distance triathlete, an author of two books, his memoir Finding Ultra, and his newest cook book and lifestyle guide creation The Plantpower Wayco-authored with his wife Julie Piatt. Rich is also a world renowned speaker, has been featured in practically every magazine and news source including CNN, LA Times, Huffington Post, Outside, Mens Health & Fitness Magazine, and most importantly Rich is a podcaster, a husband and father of four.
After embarking on his journey with substance recovery, Rich found fitness and plant-based nutrition as his guide towards a brighter more fulfilling future. In just a few years and thousands of grueling hours of training, Rich was able to accomplish the Epic 5 Challenge, finishing 5 Iron Man’s on 5 Hawaiian islands in under a week, so Mens Health & Fitness Magazine named him one of the top 25 fittest human beings on the planet.
Beyond Rich’s athletic feats, he has shined as a leader in the fields of meditation, parenting, podcasting, and home schooling, or as he prefers to call it “Un-Schooling”. In this conversation Rich and I talk about the future of plant-based activism, environmental sustainability, how to write a best selling book, endurance training, raising healthy kids, art, podcasting and more.