Beyond Impossible

How an Ordinary Mum Became a Record-breaking Ultrarunner

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 10 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786850546

About the book

When Mimi first started jogging on a treadmill as an unfit 36-year-old mother-of-three, she never imagined she would go on to become a World-Record-breaking ultrarunner.

After coming to terms with anorexia, Mimi begins to reassess her relationship with food and finds a new resolve in running. With a renewed sense of purpose, she decides to take the sport that saved her life to the next level, by entering the epic Marathon De Sables in the Sahara desert, despite still being a novice runner. One startling success leads to another, as she finds herself taking on ever-more-challenging races –  from the Badwater Ultramarathon in Death Valley, USA, to the 6633 Extreme Ultramarathon in the Arctic – all building up to her biggest challenge yet, attempting to gain the Guinness World Record for the fastest time by a female running 840 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

This incredible story of how an ordinary mum ran her way into the record books will inspire beginner runners and die-hard marathon devotees alike, proving that no matter where life takes you it’s never too late to achieve your dreams and do the impossible.

About the author

Mimi Anderson is, according to the Consultant Editor at Running Fitness Magazine, ‘one of the world’s most inspirational female distance runners’. As well as being a multiple Guinness World Record holder, she is also an accomplished public speaker and a motivational talker at events, sharing her own experiences and talking about her achievements.