'Fearless: One woman's transformational journey from a treadmill to running the African Continent’ shows how a route to a meaningful life and daily fulfillment is only possible when we aim for something outside of pure happiness; goals that are bigger than ourselves.
Against a backdrop of incredible scenery and adventure around the world, the author retraces her own unlikely running journey from a mother in her early 30s who didn’t even exercise before she hopped upon a treadmill, to a cult heroine who runs across entire countries and beats the boys to win 444 km races.
Along the journey, the author shows that it is the striving for goals, not only the reaching of them that create a sense of meaning and a real feeling of connection with other people. The book brings readers to the starting line of the author’s most ambitious run—the quest to become the first female in the man’s world of ultra marathoning, to run the entire country of Africa, north to south, Cairo to Cape Town where she will be providing clean and safe water to the remote parts of the world who don't have access to it.
One woman's transformational journey from a treadmill to running the African Continent’ shows how a route to a meaningful life and daily fulfillment is only possible when we aim for something outside of pure happiness; goals that are bigger than ourselves.
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“It has been a privilege to run with distinguished ultra-runners over the past few years. What sets Vero apart is her ability to adapt to anyone else. This chameleon-like ability stems from acting beyond the ego. And truly leading to fearlessness that can be infectious.”
Khalid Hamid, Honorary professor, Durham University. United Kingdom
“No matter if you are a runner or not, Veronique’s ability to tell her story is a gem to being able to gain confidence and do good, Touching people with her positive energy enables all of us to move ahead in our lives enriched and rewarded. - thank you Veronique!”
Rob Reid, runner of compassion, Founder of ’Shoes for Youth', 'Frontrunner' shop, in British Columbia, Canada
''Have you ever wondered what goes on in the mind of an Adventure Ultra Marathon Runner? Someone who continually pushes themselves not for their own ego, but for the greater good of humanity? Vero’s unwavering self-belief, her visualization tactics, and her friends, whom she will never give up on… are her secret weapons which have served her well during her incredible global running feats. But that’s not how she started. From crippling self-doubt to one of the world’s most famous Adventure Runners, Vero shares her personal journey. If you are looking to rediscover your “get up and go” Vero’s story is a compelling read and will leave you uplifted and motivated to achieve more than you thought was ever possible.''
Prof. Tim Noakes (The Noakes foundation), South Africa
At an early age Vero developed a strong passion for writing. Pursuing this passion for the written word, Veronique worked as a journalist for over 15 years, also receiving her master's degree in business administration before leaving and traveling to the most exotic parts of the world. Her ultra-running journey didn’t begin until the second half of her life. In running, she found a sport that brings out the best in her. Her ultra-running achievements gave her the privilege of becoming one of the best female athletes in Southeast Asia. She won different races ranging from 100 miles to 444 kilometers as well as an incredible 3010km self-supported run across Japan over 72 days. Vero believes that the only way to truly thrive in life and live meaningfully is to aim to achieve goals bigger than yourself. This is the reason why Veronique created ‘Running for Humanity’ a nonprofit organization with a mission to change the world by providing clean and safe water to remote parts of the planet that don’t have access to it.