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Anyone Can Be a Superhero
Narrated by: Will Thorpe
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

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 decided to repay the hospitals that saved his life as a child, he embarked 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 did 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. Whether they gave him a bed for the night, food for the journey, a donation to his charity or companionship and encouragement during the long days of running, Jamie soon came to realise that every person who helped him towards his goal was a superhero, too.

©2017 Jamie McDonald (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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The title says it all!

An honestly written tale of an incredible adventure of epic inspirational proportions. I couldn't stop listening and Jamie's story has really encouraged me to realise that my adventurous ideas and dreams are possible. I ran for the longest time I've ever run listening to this book. Thank you Jamie for sharing your adventure, and Will for narrating it so well.

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inspirational

funny irreverent awesome book. narrators acents were weird tho. giving the writer from Gloucestershire a Dorset accent and a lot of Canadians Irish accents. nother the less a book that I greatly enjoyed for it's honesty even when ugly. it's humour and the serious message that we all can achieve far more than what both we believe and what society thinks about us

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Simply awesome

Moved me to strive for more from my self and reflect on what I consider is tough in life