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Summary

The inspiring story of Ben Smith – who ran 401 marathons in 401 days with minimal support, to raise money for Stonewall and Kidscape.

On 1 September 2015, Ben Smith set out from Bristol. Over the next 401 days, he would burn an estimated 2.4 million calories; run with almost 10,000 people; inspire almost 600 first-time marathon runners and visit 101 schools. He would also raise in excess of £325,000 for charity. In between, Ben fractured his back; was almost blown away by a hurricane on the Gower Peninsula; kissed his boyfriend Kyle live on TV during the London Marathon; took 10 days off after discovering his spine was collapsing; spent the next 117 days playing catchup. And he wouldn’t have changed a thing.

©2018 Ben Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Inspirational and emotional

Even if your not into running, everyone should listen to Ben's story. A brilliant book.

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Inspirational

I love Ben's story. Everyone would benefit in some way from hearing about his life and learning that through adversity great things can happen.

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Inspirational

Loved Ben’s journey and so inspirational and proves that you are in control. You just need to take it and the support around you.

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Hit Very Close To Home

Would you listen to 401 again? Why?

Yes. I found the story fascinating

What does Jack Hawkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I found the way he dramatized the narration a bit irritating

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I relate to how Ben felt and how it feels to claim your life back

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Would recommend this book to everyone

It's an important topic that need's to be talked about more to get rid of any stigma regarding mental health and bullying.

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The amazing story of an amazing man.

A genuine, heartfelt and moving story. I thought it might get boring and repetitive, but it really doesn't.