By Lindnord, MikaelWith Hudson, Val
This is the story of Arthur, who walked out of the jungle one day and didn't stop walking until he found a home. The Adventure World Championship is a 430-mile race through the Amazon rainforest; one of the most gruelling endurance events on the planet. As Mikael Lindnord and his... team collapsed one night, exhausted and starving, he noticed a scruffy but stoical stray dog out of the corner of his eye. Impressed by his bearing, Mikael threw the dog a meatball and thought nothing more of it. But when they left the next day, the dog came with them. Crossing rivers, climbing rocks, battling illness and injury, the team and the dog walked together towards the finish line, where Mikael decided he would keep Arthur (named after King Arthur) and take him back to his young family in Sweden, whatever it took. Their story is a testament to the remarkable lengths both humans and animals will go to: for success, for hope, and for love.Read more
Mikael Lindnord is an adventure racer and race planner. As a boy he wanted to be an ice hockey player, but failing to make a professional team at the age of 17 set him on a different path. After doing military service he became an adventure racer and has been travelling the world and racing in the AR World Series ever since. When not racing he lives with his wife, children and, of course, his dog Arthur. Arthur is a mongrel from somewhere in Ecuador. He likes meatballs, long runs with Mikael and relaxing with his family in Sweden. As an editor of non-fiction at major publishing houses, Val Hudson published many ground-breaking bestsellers. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of a wide range of non-fiction and, as Chloe Bennet, the 'Boywatching' series of novels for young teens..
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