Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero by Jamie McdonaldAdventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero by Jamie Mcdonald

Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero

byJamie Mcdonald

Paperback | September 1, 2017

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At the age of nine, Jamie's family feared he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decides to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarks on the biggest challenge of his life: running the equivalent of 200 marathons back-to-back, solo and unsupported, in –40 degree weather, surviving all kinds of injuries and traumas on the road, and wearing through 13 pairs of trainers. And he does it all dressed as the superhero, the Flash. Though his journey was both mentally and physically exhausting, it was the astounding acts of kindness and hospitality he encountered along the way that kept him going. Jamie soon came to realize that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero, too.

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.
Title:Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A SuperheroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.8 inPublished:September 1, 2017Publisher:SummersdaleLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1849539693

ISBN - 13:9781849539692


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute MUST read. Go Jamie!!! This is a MUST read! So much so that I've read it twice already. And, all the proceeds continue to go towards children's hospitals across Canada and the U.K. I followed Jamie via social media on this trek by foot across Canada, and to read his documentation of it is awe-inspiring!! I cannot begin to even imagine the hardship and pain he experienced as he ran every step across Canada, in all the possible weather conditions Canada can possibly offer up. Jamie is bundle of energy and positivity that is truly contagious. Do yourself a favour and read this book. Do yourself a bigger favour and meet this chap out there as he's doing talks and book signings across the country. Then, continue to follow and support Jamie as he begins his trek (by foot) around the U.S. in March, 2018.
Date published: 2018-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mix Mad Persistence with a cast of Canadian Kindness for Superhero Results The country may be impossibly large to run, but Jamie, an ordinary guy by all accounts sets out to run across it anyways, while raising money for Children’s Hospitals. As he relives his journey, we are introduced to a cast of true Canadian characters, usually with a Timmy’s in hand. There are a few jerks along the way, but mostly kids, runners, mamma bears, farmers and more propelling him along with $5 here, $20 there, a free meal here, a warm bed there. Small acts of kindness over and over and over again making the impossible, entirely possible. Looking forward to reading with my kids next to show how beautifully grit and kindness intersect in achieving true superhero status!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A REAL LIVE SUPERHERO! MADE ME LAUGH AND CRY FROM START TO FINISH - LOVED THIS BOOK! Okay I don't even read books, sad I know but this story is close to my heart having had a brother who was seriously burned when he was 9 years old and spent over a year in Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto. We were told he was going to die. They saved his life! Jamie McDonald is a SuperHero helping save children's lives and making their quality of life better - after reading his story, I felt like I walked across Canada with him. He shares his experience in a way that really takes you on his journey for real. I am now officially exhausted LOL. The book made me laugh and cry page after page. I could not put it down! Thank you for all that you do Jamie! Cheers to the SuperHero you truly are. You are helping children across our Great Country and making a difference and for that we are extremely grateful. Bless your soul you living SuperHero Angel
Date published: 2017-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a Journey! I just finished this book recently and really enjoyed it. I had followed Jamie's journey across Canada through social media and met him briefly when he came through my hometown. He is absolutely inspiring. All Canadians should read this story about his trip across our beautiful country. The stories he tells about the kindness of strangers will make you believe in the goodness of humanity all over again. I also liked learning about some of his life before he came across the pond!
Date published: 2017-11-17

Editorial Reviews

"Jamie McDonald proves that the ordinary can be extraordinary. Adventureman is an uplifting story of grit and stick-to-it-iveness that both superheroes and everyday heroes will find fascinating." —Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and NY Times bestselling author