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  • The Running Adventures of Susie Chan
  • By: Susie Chan
  • Narrated by: Susie Chan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

‘I laughed, gulped and cried as I read Susie’s stories of battling through some of the hardest races on this planet as well as some of the hardest moments in her life’ Sophie Raworth

'Tells it all with an openness and honesty that comes from having endured some of the world's most gruelling tests of endurance' Dean Karnazes, ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author

'A truly inspirational read from a brilliant and determined runner' Iwan Thomas

AN EXHILARATING LISTEN FROM ONE OF THE UK'S LEADING AND MOST RECOGNISED ENDURANCE RUNNERS.

Susie Chan is an icon of endurance running. Since taking up running at the age of 35, she has completed the legendary Marathon des Sables more times than any other British woman, set the 12-hour treadmill World Record and was one of the first women to finish all the World Marathon Majors.

Susie’s story is an inspirational fight against the odds. From leaving a dysfunctional marriage, managing as a single mum and tackling cancer treatment, Susie has had her fair share of adversity. Throughout it all, running has kept her going. She always finds a reason to lace up her shoes and hit the road – or the track, trail or tread. Her mantra: You never regret a run.

From the Moroccan desert, the Peruvian jungle and the sweltering Death Valley, to Susie’s local South Downs and a running track in Tooting, her adventures take her across the globe. With Susie’s down-to-earth personality, refreshing attitude and wicked sense of humour, we learn the countless reasons she finds to push herself further and the life-changing opportunities running has given her.

Her passion for the sport is infectious, and her story is a shining example to all in the running community and beyond.

©2024 Susie Chan (P)2024 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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A great listen, and not long enough! Could listen to some more 👍🏻

Finished your book!
Loved it 🙌🏻
So honest
So real
So inspiring
Thank you for sharing your story with us all
And a resounding Well Done for ALL the things you have done and achieved 💪🏼
I think you need a podcast 😉

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Excellent book

An absorbing account of Susie Chan's running journey, a nice balance of emotion and matter of fact obsevance. The race reviews are great but the chapter I am a Runner stood out for me. Superbly narrated by the author.

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Great inspirational book

Loved Susie Chan’s down to earth way of talking about the extraordinary things she’s achieved. I loved this book.

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gripping and inspirational!

I'm an newish older runner and this book has made me want to push myself even more.
a true and honest account of the highs and lows of ultra running.

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absolutely fantastic

Highly recommend. susies story is as inspiring as her personality comes across in her social media. An incredible role model for all women. Thank you to Bloomsbury for publishing this story and Susie for writing it. There are so few womens adventure/sporting stories/autobiographies to read compared to men's so it's wonderful someone so relatable as Susie is given a voice.

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Utterly inspiring

What an amazing person… Susie has had a fascinating journey and this book really does inspire. Written from the heart and wonderfully read by Susie herself. You don’t need to be a runner or ultra-runner to gain from reading/listening to this.
Having run with Susie a couple of times in the studio at Peloton she always struck me as an amazing person… if proof was needed it abounds here! PandersAndy

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Loved it, even as a non-running cyclist

As a non-runner (Peloton cyclist), I had to wait for my runner hubby to listen first. Susie narrates her story so well and describes with brutal honesty the highs and lows of ultra running. I could not stop listening.

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Susie’s wittiness

Fantastic book funny and touching . Might even re listen again soon ! Susie is class go girl!!!!!!

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A great explanation of how it's possible to love and hate a sport (/obsession!) quite so much

Absolutely loved this book. Susie has poured the perfect mix of emotion and humour into writing this. What a legend!

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