Local legend Nedd Brockmann has a book coming out about his 4,000km, 46-day run across Australia
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In the space of 12 months, Nedd Brockmann has become a household name Down Under – and across the world, in fact.
A loveable larrikin from the Central West of New South Wales, the local sparkie made history last year when he decided to run from one side of Australia to the other.
Why? Well, simply to raise awareness for homelessness.
If truth be told, it’ll go down in history as one of the most gruelling yet remarkable feats an Australian has ever dared to do.
Now the man behind the blonde, beautiful mullet is writing a book about his journey – not just the 4,000km journey on foot, but the internal journey in his mind to overcome the seemingly-impossible task at hand.
You can pre-order ‘Showing Up’ RIGHT HERE.
On October 17th 2022, Brockmann arrived back into Sydney’s Bondi Beach after running a whopping 4,000km in over 45 days from Perth's Cottesloe Beach, travelling over 100 kilometres-every-24-hours on average.
Incredibly, he managed to raise over $2.5million in donations with all proceeds going towards the charity Mobilise to help homelessness.
With his body breaking down day-by-day, the sheer mental strength to keep showing up is absolutely incredible.
And now fans can get a glimpse into the young man’s psyche through his new book, which you can pre-order now at https://neddbrockmann.com/.
“Showing Up is a book that I’m hoping inspires, motivates, makes people laugh, lifts the human spirit and gives everyone the tools to believe and back themselves,” Brockmann said.
“It’s more than a story of what I did on my run, but there are some bloody good yarns from the 46.5 days on the road, don’t worry about that.”
Brockmann’s story of defying logic and pushing his body to the absolute limit well and truly captivated a nation.
And while many inspired fans followed his journey from the get-go, his impact could be seen when thousands flooded the streets of Bondi to give him a hero’s welcome as he crossed the finish line.
In many peoples’ eyes, Brockmann was a finely-tuned ultra marathon runner – which he no doubt is.
But it turns out the Aussie icon wasn’t even a fan of pounding the pavements not too long ago and only took it up as a hobby through the Covid-19 pandemic.
“It [the book] is about how I did it, from not even liking running a few years back, to showing up and running 4000km’s across the country,” Brockmann added.
“We live in a risk averse and self-focused world at the moment and I hope that this book inspires parents, grandparents, kids, tradies, everyday Aussies to get more resilient, to do the hard things, to take on the next challenge, to give back and help others and to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Lessgo!”
You can pre-order the book at https://neddbrockmann.com/ with $5 from every copy goes to homelessness charity Mobilise, or $15 with the book and cap bundle.