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Mike Hare affectionately known as The Incredible Shrinking Man is living testament to what a human being can do when they harness the power of the mind/body connection. Aged 50 and a successful businessman Mike weighed 28 stone was a stranger to exercise and a heart attack waiting to happen. He was involved in a car crash and could have died but he walked away without major injury. This was a wake up call and he felt that he was being given a second chance. With steely determination exercise and healthy eating Mike lost 15 stone and his self-belief and confidence grew. As a challenge just 6 months after taking up jogging he completed his first half marathon- the Great North Run. Just five months after having major surgery to remove huge flaps of loose skin and now aged 54 he completed The Flora London Marathon. He went on to complete The Edinburgh Marathon a second Great North Run the Great Eastern Run and one of the world's most challenging; the Athens Classic Marathon just four years after that car crash. From Sofa to Start Line is an inspirational and humorous memoir about how he overcame huge obstacles and changed his life in the process. Mike Hare's story is an extraordinary tale of dedication hard work and total commitment to change - He has helped many along the way and has become a true inspiration to all.A

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