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Around the World in 80 Days

My World Record Breaking Adventure
Narrated by: Mark Beaumont
Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Sports & Outdoors, Cycling
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Summary

The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world.

On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history. He smashed two Guinness World Records and beat the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. 

Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark’s amazing achievement - one which redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective; inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Mark begins his journey in Paris and cycles through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then crosses Australia, rides up through New Zealand and across North America before the final 'sprint finish' thorough Portugal, Spain and France, all at over 200 miles a day. 

This is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.

©2019 Mark Beaumont (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Captivating journey and a story well told.

Great read. Bought the hard copy of this book too. Preferred the audio version, either way I couldn't put it down.

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I loved this

Mark Beaumont is an amazing guy. I was really happy to listen to his story by the man himself - absolutely incredible what he was able to pull off. Chapeau!!

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Incredible story or endurance

Being a keen cyclist I loved every minute hearing of his incredible feat of endurance and what it mentally takes to be a cyclist of that magnitude. The inclusion of the audio from the daily video clips was interesting, hearing how his body and voice changed over the 80 days.

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A must read

An excellent book which is truly inspiring and great to be read by Mark himself

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amazing athlete but a bit of a pre madonna

this guy achieved a massive amount but i have listened to Sean Conway's books and he seems so much kinder and adventurous where as mark came across like a major pre madonna throwing his weight around with his crew. all that aside he achieved a major milestone that I dont think will be beaten for a long time

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Awesome

Such a brilliant listen! I now finally have an idea of the amount of organisation and dedication of so many people to make what he did a reality! What an achievement! Inspired me to get back out riding again!

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A truly personal account of the journey

loved it. felt I was on bits of the ride with Mark. Mark's performance really demonstrates what parts of the ride he enjoyed and what he did not.

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Fantastic

A fantastic listen - Mark really brought this amazing achievement to life - what an inspiration. Thanks.

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great listen

from someone who is a keen cyclist and who followed his progress on gcn and strava it was nice to hear the story of this epic event!! mark is an inspiration and an absolute legend for doing this

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Excellent!

What an achievement! Great that Mark narrates himself and you get to also listen to his video diaries.

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