Rich Roll

I was browsing the trending topics on google today and stumbled upon interesting word combination – Rich Roll. As I am interested in word Rich I was very curious to know what is placed #7 as today’s trend topic.

I started to read the articles and found out a very interesting story about a man who completely changed his life after 40 and turned it into success. I don’t know how rich Richard Roll is, but the story of his life is really inspiring and I think that you would agree that this is a real success story. I think that we all should learn some things from Richard Roll.

Richard Roll has his own site, so if you are interested you can find out more about him at
Below I just cite some things I liked the most about this man from his site and Men’s Fitness Magazine:

A husband, a father of 4, an entertainment attorney, filmmaker, writer as well as a passionate endurance athlete who recently placed 11that the 2008 Ultraman World Championships. (He finished 11th overall in the Ultraman but first among non-pros. / Men’sFitness)

By age 40, Richard was 35 pounds overweight and completely out of shape. It was time for a major life change. To celebrate his 40th natal birthday as well as his 10th anniversary in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, in 2006 he overhauled his diet, became a dedicated vegan, put on his running shoes and jumped back into the pool. It wasn’t long before ambition took hold and his quest to participate in Ultraman slowly began. Two years later and 35 pounds lighter, he surprised the triathlon & ultra communities by not only becoming the first vegan to complete the event, but by finishing in the top 10 males, despite never having even previously competed in a single ironman distance event. /

The first lesson we could learn from Richard Roll is that it is never too late to start your new, happier, richer, healthier life. All you need to do is to wish for a new life and do something! Act! Don’t be afraid, don’t think about “what if”, just start approaching the life you were always dreaming about even if you just make a tiny little footsteps toward it. Just start.  Your life is in your hands, even if you are over 40 it only just begins!

Secondly, don’t underestimate yourself. You don’t even know what you are capable of doing until you set high goals/targets and reach them.

Third lesson, don’t be afraid to invest in yourself, it will definitely pay off.

Oh, and one more cool thing about Rich Roll – he is one of Men’s Fitness Magazines 25 Fittest Guys in the World — the fittest “Real Guy” for 2009. Amazing, isn’t it?!

This story made me think about what people could achieve if they just knew what they want!

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Pictures and information is taken from Richard’s Roll website