Roy M. Wallack

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Health-and-fitness Journalist & Book Author
Location Irvine, CA, United States
Introduction First things first: Why is Roy the Second Fittest Man? Go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wo-aV2jIv4 . . . Roy M. Wallack once biked from the sea to the summit of a 13,796-ft. Hawaiian volcano in a day, debated persistence hunting with a barefoot Kalahari tribesman in a loincloth, and talked his way out of the gulag when he got caught illegally in the USSR. Now, he's trying to figure out how to run and ride until he's at least 100 years old (For proof, get back with me in 50 years). A long-time L.A. Times fitness columnist, he has authored 7 books on cycling, running, and adventure travel (including the bestseller Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100), written for many publications (Outside, Bicycling, Runner's World, Competitor, Muscle & Fitness, Consumer's Digest, and more), been an editor (Triathlete, Bicycle Guide), and never turns down an opportunity to do a crazy athletic event he isn't trained for -- which is how he became the World's Second-Fittest Man in 2004, sanctioned by the Guinness Book of World Records. For the full story, check out Roy's Amazon.com author's page and bikeforlifebook.com
Interests Mountain biking, running, tennis, exploring, traveling, monster physical challenges, the news, history, goofing off with my kid
Favorite Movies Back to the Future, The Illusionist, Blood Diamond, John Tucker Must Die, Jaws, Rocky 1, anything with Ben Stiller, An Inconvenient Truth, Valley Girl, Fast Times at Ridgement High, Dr. Zhivago, Marty (with Ernest Borgnine), the wrestling scene in Borat, The Simpsons Movie
Favorite Music Jim Croce, Fine Young Cannibals, Eminem, Shakira, the Beatles, smooth jazz, 50 Cent, Billy Ray Cyrus, Cher, U2, Dolly Parton, Sinatra
Favorite Books The World According to Garp, Aztec and The Traveler (both by Gary Jennings), Kite Runner, anything by David Halberstam

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