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Where There's a Will
Where There's a Will: Discovering Endurance in a Race Across Europe | EMILY. CHAPPELL
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'Chappell is a gifted storyteller' - ObserverA London cycle courier with a taste for adventure, Emily Chappell entered an extraordinary new race - The Transcontinental - in which riders must find their own way, entirely unassisted, across Europe in the shortest time possible. On her second attempt, she won the women's event, covering nearly 4,000 miles in 13 days and ten hours, sleeping in short bursts wherever exhaustion took her. In the aftermath of a win that troubled as much as pleased her she worked with Mike Hall, the founder of the race, until his tragic death on the road. Where There's a Will is a book about a normal person finding the capacity to do something extraordinary; the paradoxes of comradeship, competition, vulnerability and will and the shock of grief, combined in a beautifully written and very human story.
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I saw the writers of these three books recently at Cheltenham Literature Festival; they‘ve all performed #Superfeats that are the basis for their books. Lara Prior-Palmer became the first woman, and youngest person, to win the Mongol Derby, a 1,000 mile horse race, Mimi Anderson is a world-record breaking ultra distance runner, and Emily Chappell won the 2016 4,000km Transcontinental cycle race.

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Cinfhen I chose this one today!! I thought it was fabulous #GreatMindsThinkAlike 2mo
TheEllieMo @Cinfhen been super-busy again today so haven‘t had a chance to scroll through Litsy yet! Just had a look at your post now, though. I have to say, seeing these three together was interesting - Emily & Mimi were in their 30s when they started their chosen events, and sacrificed a lot, whereas Lara was so much more cavalier! 2mo
Cinfhen Was she likeable??? I think some readers found her flippant 2mo
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TheEllieMo @Cinfhen she came across as what she is, someone from a very privileged background who‘s never had to worry about anything in her life and is free to do whatever she wants 2mo
Cinfhen That‘s a shame 😝 2mo
CrowCAH Wow they have much more endurance than I! 2mo
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