To succeed he would need to run the equivalent of nine mountain marathons back to back.
Recounted in One Step Beyond, what followed is an uplifting story of determination, courage, camaraderie, out-and-out hard yakka, and, ultimately, triumph. We share the endorphin-fuelled ecstasy and the agony of doubts, fears, blood, sweat and tears that became Mal’s life for nine months.
Vividly written and disarmingly candid, One Step Beyond is a story that will astound, enthral and inspire.
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Review by Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon runner and best-selling author
“Mal dealt with loss and adversity, yet he overcame them in an extraordinary way. In taking One Step Beyond he proves that while the human body may have its limitations, the human spirit is truly boundless.”
Review by Steve Gurney, athlete and author of Lucky Legs and Eating Dirt:
“Mal takes you right along with him on his running odyssey. Sometimes you travel alongside him, sometimes you travel in his head, and occasionally in his heart. It’s very real; so real that I felt my heart rate rise on the run stories, I felt the sweat start, and dare I say it, I even feel fitter for having read it!
He took on an enormous challenge, and shares how he went about organising and motivating himself and others to achieve his audacious personal running mission.
Read this book if you want to be inspired, if you’d like real examples on how to attract sponsorship and support, and if you’d like a role model on how to turn a dream into an outstanding achievement.”
Review by Anna Frost, world-class trail runner with Salomon International
“Mal’s journey really is a compelling story about ‘an ordinary guy’ achieving extraordinary things. Through tears, laughs and beautiful visions of the stunning trails Mal takes us on, you feel the intense highs and the deep hollows that he and his thousands of family, friends and supporters pushed through to achieve their dream, inspiring and encouraging countless more people in their footsteps.
Thanks Mal for your tireless enthusiasm to our sport & writing such a ‘Must Read’ book”