Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero Paperback – 9 Feb 2017
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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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A beautifully honest, warts and all account of an ordinary bloke, who did a real life Forrest Gump and just kept on running, whatever was thrown at him. No detailed plan, no schedule, nowhere to sleep a lot of the time. Jamie is proof that the human spirit is unsquashable. His struggles showed, but he ploughed on regardless, raising an epic amount of money to help sick children have a better quality of life.
What makes this truly remarkable is that Jamie as a child fought his own battles with illness. To put all that behind him and achieve what is essentially a superhuman feat is humbling and incredibly inspiring.
I laughed, I cried (especially when reading about the last day), I winced, and was filled with respect and admiration. This is a must read.
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