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Rich Roll - from Alcoholic Dad to Ultra-Marathon Vegan Father. Rich Roll was 50lbs overweight and had recently overcome his drinking problems when he turned 40 years old. He was a successful lawyer and father of two, but he had lost his health. He revamped his diet and started training for the next Ultraman. He's since completed 5 Ironman distance triathlons in under a week and been named “Top 25 Fittest Guy in the World” by Men's Fitness Magazine. Pic: www.huffingtonpos...

Rich Roll: From fat dad to ultra-fit father

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Britain’s Jessica Ennis makes an attempt in the Heptathlon Long Jump at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011.

USA's Will Claye pauses and points to the sky after finishing his last attempt in the long jump at Olympic Stadium at the London 2012 Olympics on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in London. Claye finished in third earning a bronze medal.

Americans win medals in Olympic track and field events

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long jump. it takes guts. that's why it's called the hardest event in track and field.

1964: Billy Mills wins gold in 10,000 meters, His victory remains the only gold medal in the 10,000 meters by an American.

United States' Reese Hoffa competes in the men's shot put final during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London.

The German silver medalist was the first to congratulate Owens and they took a lap of honour around the stadium together as the crowd rose to salute them both. "It took a lot of courage for him to befriend me in front of Hitler," said Owens later. "You can melt down all the medals and cups I have and they wouldn't be a plating on the 24-carat friendship I felt for Luz Long at that moment."

Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria competes in the Women's Long Jump

Jade Johnson of Great Britain competes in the Women's Long Jump Final

"Dont let fatigue make a coward of you" -Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine

Steve Prefontaine