Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body.
Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle. On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, ‘haunted’ whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart.
Ross’s previous book, The World’s Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times No.1 bestseller and explored the science of physical fitness. Now, in The Art of Resilience, Ross uses his swim experience and other amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, to study the performance of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists to uncover the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mindset in overcoming adversity. This ground-breaking book represents a paradigm shift in what we thought the human body and mind were capable of and will give you a blueprint to become a tougher, more resilient and ultimately better human – whatever the challenge you face.
Incredible individual, incredible book, incredible story.’ CHRIS HEMSWORTH
‘A hero who is as humble as he is resilient… testament to a “never give up” spirit!’ BEAR GRYLLS
‘From reading this book, the message that comes shining through is this: you can achieve anything.’ ANT MIDDLETON
Ross Edgley has become the first person ever to swim around mainland Great Britain. This is the Great British Swim.
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It started as a dream, that at times turned into a nightmare, but in the end finished victoriously. After nearly three thousand kilometres of swimming Ross Edgley has entered the record books – again – by becoming the first person in history to swim around the entire coast of mainland Great Britain. It’s a feat that will be poured over, discussed and analysed for years to come, but for now it’s about simply enjoying the final moments of this most extraordinary swim and beginning to truly appreciate the impact it’s had on so many people.