"Chris Moon knows about tough." - "The Times". "This man is a hero for our times." - "Daily Mail". While supervising mine-clearance in Mozamique in 1995, Chris Moon was blown up in the supposedly clear area of the safety lane.
He lost his lower right leg and right arm and survived only through sheer determination.
Less than a year after leaving hospital, he ran the London Marathon, raising money for charities assisting the disabled, defying all expectations for his own future.
He has since completed more than fifteen other marathons, including the punishing Marathon des Sables, which is a 137 mile race across the Sahara. "One Step Beyond" is Chris Moon's story so far. He has led a life of remarkable experiences, from being one of the few people to survive kidnap by the Khmer Rouge, to running the final stage of the Olympic torch relay to Nagano for the opening of the 18th Winter Olympics in 1998.
Chris Moon writes with wit and charm, passion and belief, and his tale is truly one of adventure, romance and inspiration. "An inspiring book written by a very brave and modest man." - Richard Branson. "A wonderful read replete with humour and honesty." - Steve Cram. "This powerful book will give you an insight into Chris Moon and, like me, you will feel humbled in his presence." - Tracey Edwards.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, 16 b&w photographs
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 01/04/2000
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780330371551