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Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero Paperback – 9 Feb 2017

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale (9 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849539693
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849539692
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2 x 13.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Jamie is extremely tough. What he has put his body through both physically and mentally takes a tremendous amount of determination. Not many people could even attempt the challenges. Whether you’re 3 years old or 93 years old, we all dream of and long for adventure, but the way Jamie’s managed to combine it with fundraising and helping the world is inspirational. His book is a must-read for all!’

(Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE)

‘Jamie is the perfect example of a real-life superhero’

(Phil Vickery, MBE)

‘As a double Olympic champion, I know what it’s exactly like, to push yourself to the limit to achieve something incredible. And you’ve done just that. I could never do what you do – mad.’

(Dame Kelly Holmes)

‘… sprinting for 100 metres is one thing, but to run 5000 miles, forget it! You are a legend.’

(Olympian Adam Gemili)

‘I’ve done some pretty hair raising things in my time, but even I’m not daft enough to take on some of the challenges you’ve completed Jamie. And I’m Eddie The Eagle.’

(Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards)

‘Having run many marathons, the last thing I’d do is run across Canada. Jamie, you are proof that grit and determination are what you need to succeed.’

(Paula Radcliffe, MBE)

‘Inspiring… incredible’

(Sir Steve Redgrave)

‘Jamie’s odyssey as he transforms himself from non-runner into trans-continental traverser by running across Canada will both amuse and amaze you. His call to follow his example and unleash your own inner superhero is one that’s hard to resist.’

(Lisa Jackson, best-selling author of Your Pace or Mine? and Running Made Easy)

‘Jamie is a real-life superhero. Not just because of being so selfless and raising a lot of money for charity but for doing challenges that are extreme and that any Olympic athlete would struggle with! A truly inspirational book that will touch people’s hearts across the world and hopefully encourage everyone to make selfless acts of kindness.’

(Rebecca Adlington, OBE)

About the Author

Jamie McDonald is a world-record-holding adventurer, author, motivational speaker and founder of Superhero Foundation. He was the first person in history to run the 5,000 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast without the aid of a support crew, raising more than £250,000 for sick children in Canada and the UK. He lives in Gloucester, and was voted one of The Independent’s top 100 happiest people in the UK.

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I sat in awe reading Jamie's adventures across Canada, and not just because of the incredible physical challenge which, spoiler alert, he absolutely smashes! Jamie's ability to inspire and connect with the people he met on his trip is what really sticks with you long after you've turned the last page. In my mind, Jamie's absolutely right when he says anyone can be a superhero and during the difficult parts of his epic run across Canada I'm sure he felt the people that helped him were his superheroes as much as he was theirs. A great read you'll want to revisit time and again.
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Sometimes these big adventure go getters are just on too much of a higher plane to ever feel real. This guy is real to the core and yet still does amazing things. Reading about his experiences really makes you think that maybe, just maybe, you could do something too, albeit not quite so 'out there' but maybe I *could* make a difference. His story is simple but it still grips you and you can't put the book down. A great, funny, and inspirational, read.
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Memoirs of a real life superhero. I was aware of Jamie's inspiring story, his crazy cycle from Bangkok to Gloucester and his even crazier run across China - and couldn't wait to get my hands on his book. And I really don't usually read. So it goes to show how addictive it was that I read it from cover to cover, quickly! It goes to show what can be achieved with the right attitude and that, as the book suggests "anyone can be a superhero". If we had a bunch more Jamies in the world, what a wonderful place it would be, and how much better off lots of charities and children would be. The fact any profits from this book go to his charity leaves a fitting, perfect taste in the mouth too.
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This book was really moving but also quite funny in places. It's about a man who decides to repay the hospitals that helped him when he was kid. He runs the equivalent of 200 marathons and along the way he meets all sorts of people who help support him, and the best bit is he does it as my fave superhero, The Flash! Couldn't put it down and would recommend it to anyone
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Having followed Jamie's journey through Canada on Facebook it was great to read about his journey in detail. I was gripped from start to finish. Unbelievable what he put himself through and all for such a great cause. I loved reading about the different characters he bumped into along the way, and all the kindness he encountered. A funny, moving, uplifting and inspiring read.
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Amazing story about an selfless man who decides to run 5,000 miles across Canada to raise money for children's hospitals. I laughed, cried and felt inspired reading Jamie's story, a real life true super hero! If there's one book you read this year, make it Adventureman, you won't regret it!
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This an excellent story and is told by an inspirational man. I was totally awestruck by what Jamie achieved. Running 200 consecutive marathons per day in sub zero weather whilst pushing a pram??!! Truly inspiring and motivating. I couldn't put this down.
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Truly a great book for a hilarious and super adventurer, full of ups and downs and stories on Jamie's life and journey so far! A really fascinating read and a powerful message to us all. We all can achieve whatever we set our minds too no matter what obstacles are in our way. Can't wait for the next book!! Excellent Marco
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