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The inspiring story of one man's record-breaking cycle around the world.

On Monday 18th September 2017, Mark Beaumont pedalled through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes earlier he set off from the same point, beginning his attempt to circumnavigate the world in record time. Covering more than 18,000 miles and cycling through some of the harshest conditions one man and his bicycle can endure, Mark made history. He smashed two Guinness World Records and beat the previous record by an astonishing 45 days. 

Around the World in 80 Days is the story of Mark’s amazing achievement - one which redefines the limits of human endurance. It is also an insight into the mind of an elite athlete and the physical limits of the human body, as well as a kaleidoscopic tour of the world from a very unique perspective; inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, Mark begins his journey in Paris and cycles through Europe, Russia, Mongolia and China. He then crosses Australia, rides up through New Zealand and across North America before the final 'sprint finish' thorough Portugal, Spain and France, all at over 200 miles a day. 

This is the story of a quite remarkable adventure, by a quite remarkable man.

©2019 Mark Beaumont (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Mr. Kevin Pfister
  • 01-08-19

Incredible story or endurance

Being a keen cyclist I loved every minute hearing of his incredible feat of endurance and what it mentally takes to be a cyclist of that magnitude.

The inclusion of the audio from the daily video clips was interesting, hearing how his body and voice changed over the 80 days.

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  • Troubled
  • 13-06-19

Captivating journey and a story well told.

Great read. Bought the hard copy of this book too. Preferred the audio version, either way I couldn't put it down.

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  • The James Familly
  • 13-06-19

I loved this

Mark Beaumont is an amazing guy. I was really happy to listen to his story by the man himself - absolutely incredible what he was able to pull off. Chapeau!!

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  • michael smith
  • 11-09-19

amazing athlete but a bit of a pre madonna

this guy achieved a massive amount but i have listened to Sean Conway's books and he seems so much kinder and adventurous where as mark came across like a major pre madonna throwing his weight around with his crew. all that aside he achieved a major milestone that I dont think will be beaten for a long time

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  • John Donaldson
  • 12-10-20

Real good listen

What an achievement 👏 incredible feet of endurance.
I would have liked to hear a little more at the end on the recovery process but all in a great Story.

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  • Mrs S M Emery
  • 16-09-19

A must read

An excellent book which is truly inspiring and great to be read by Mark himself

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  • Alan
  • 10-09-19

Awesome

Such a brilliant listen! I now finally have an idea of the amount of organisation and dedication of so many people to make what he did a reality! What an achievement!
Inspired me to get back out riding again!

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  • Chris
  • 01-09-19

A truly personal account of the journey

loved it. felt I was on bits of the ride with Mark.

Mark's performance really demonstrates what parts of the ride he enjoyed and what he did not.

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  • Graeme L.
  • 27-07-19

Fantastic

A fantastic listen - Mark really brought this amazing achievement to life - what an inspiration. Thanks.

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  • Gavin Fisher
  • 21-06-19

great listen

from someone who is a keen cyclist and who followed his progress on gcn and strava it was nice to hear the story of this epic event!!

mark is an inspiration and an absolute legend for doing this

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  • M. Donaldson
  • 08-12-20

Wow, what a legend

Loved it, what an incredible story about and incredible person, mental and physical strength in buckets

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  • Guitar Nutter
  • 03-02-20

Such a great story

What a terrific story about an amazing challenge. Marks writing harks back to adventurers of old and his reading of it is fantastic. A fantastic talking voice and I do tend to like those books read by the author especially when the author has such a great voice. If you like a day by day blow of an adventure that is neither too slow or too fast this is for you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-07-19

Awesome

I listened to this during a Ultra Endurance training ride myself, awesome highly recommended listening.