Ultra-Athlete Rich Roll on Veganism: "Amazing Things Happened in Rapid Succession"
The Sydney Morning Herald recently profiled ultra-endurance athlete and best-selling author Richard Roll, known as one of the “25 Fittest Men in the World.” Roll, who was a top finisher at both the 2008 and 2009 Ultraman World Championships, elaborated more on why he chose a plant-based diet, and the many benefits that came with it. While he noted that he initially viewed veganism to be very “deprivation-oriented,” he stated:
“In a week to 12 days, I felt like a teenager again – my energy levels were shooting through the roof, I just had this sense of vitality and this sense of joy and increased mental acuity, my sleep was better, my skin cleared up, like all these amazing things happened in rapid succession and that was when I realised I was really onto something…it was agreeing with me in a pretty profound way.”
Roll added that the results caused him to understand human potential and his own overlooked “dormant potential,” being left astounded by the “sheer resilience of the human body.” He stated:
“In a pretty rapid-fire way I lost a tonne of weight, I looked different, I felt different, everything in my life was starting to change.”
It was those changes that Roll credits for sparking his interest in ultra-endurance athleticism, and he joins a wide range of vegan athletes fueled by plant power. To read the full feature, visit this link.
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