Limitless

An Ultrarunner’s Story of Pain, Perseverance and the Pursuit of Success

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 11 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787836341

About the book

Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits

At the age of 55, record-breaking ultrarunner Mimi Anderson embarked on her most ambitious adventure yet. She wanted to become the fastest woman in history to run across America from Los Angeles to New York.

Her journey would cover 2,850 miles, 12 states and four time zones, dealing with extreme changes in terrain, weather and altitude along the way.

For 40 days, the determined mother of three pushed herself on and on for more than 2,000 miles across the vast continent, despite the onset of severe pain, until she was forced to make a crushing decision: carry on and risk never being able to run again or give up on her all-time goal.

What happened next set Mimi on a new, unexpected journey. She learned to face her fears and bounce back from defeat by taking up the new challenge of becoming a triathlete.

A follow-up to her first memoir Beyond Impossible, this next instalment in Mimi’s inspiring story proves that when one door closes, another opens – you just need the courage to swim, cycle and run through it.

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.

Reviews

'What a great read! Truly inspiring. This book highlights how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things by using resilience and determination to turn disappointment into future success. I challenge anyone to read it and not be inspired to go out and challenge themselves to overcome their own limits.'

Aly Dixon, Olympian and 50 km World Champion

'In Limitless, Mimi shows that sometimes the greatest adventures in life come from finding the courage to step away from our dreams and into the unknown. Her story is refreshingly honest and powerful – an inspiration for anyone who’s just starting out, or looking to start all over again.'

Anna McNuff, author and adventurer