Men's Health Magazine has named 51-year-old vegan and ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll the 'Fittest Vegan On Earth'.
In an article by Mark Lelinwalla - titled The World's Fittest Vegan Is a 51-Year-Old Ultra-Endurance Athlete - the top-selling men’s magazine in America profiles Roll and his athletic success.
Lelinwalla's piece offers Roll's insights as well as a brief synopsis of his career - and describes him to readers as 'more ripped than you'll ever be'.
Having struggled with junk food addiction, substance abuse, and his weight, Roll is now an accomplished author, athlete, pod cast host, and inspiration to many.
Roll has a number of athletic accomplishments to his credit, the most recent of which being the Ötillö Swimrun World Championship.
The race, which took place off the coast of Sweden, entailed 40 miles of running and six of swimming.
Roll told Men’s Health: "It’s probably the hardest one-day thing that I’ve ever done in my life. It proved to me that at 50, I could still go out and compete at a high level."
When Leniwalla told Roll he may be 'the world’s most fittest vegan', Roll expressed doubts, saying 'we’re seeing the explosion of vegan athletes right now'.
Among top-performing athletes who eat plant-based are the NHL’s Zdeno Chara, accomplished strongman Patrik Baboumian, pro-surfer Tia Blanco, the MMA's Mac Danzig, and Meagan Duhamel, figure skater and Olympic gold medallist.
Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.
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