mikebuss | Beyond Impossible
World Record Breaking Endurance Athlete – Sought After Personal Trainer – Motivational Speaker – TV Presenter
Mike Buss is the UKs highest profile Ultra Marathon Athlete and has been hailed as the next Dean Karnazes by the press, an amazing accolade achieved in his first year of turning Professional
In 2010 Mike broke no less than 14 world endurance records including running the greatest distance on a treadmill in 7days (517.25miles) & running the most back to back marathons (100 marathons in 100 consecutive days) and has broken over 40 world endurance records since 2002 after being inspired by another former British Soldier Paddy Doyle from Birmingham who gained the title of Worlds Fittest Athlete a number of years ago.
Mike has gained overnight media attention from his endurance feats along with being featured on the cover of some of the top running and fitness magazines including Running Free and has countlessly featured in the press and media nationally and internationally along with featuring live on ITN News and Sky News Sunrise.
In 2011, Mike was given his first TV Presenting role on Sky TVs Active Channel with his own show BOOTCAMPfitness showing how military fitness can help the normal civilian get fit. Mike has also gained a new career as a writer for many publications from local publications in his home town of Swindon including ‘Flic Wiltshire’ & ‘SwindonWeb’ to national and international publications including ‘Running Free, Running Fitness, Ultra Fit, Shape Magazine, The Times News Paper and Mens Fitness’
But it hasn’t been all this rosy… Mike was formerly a soldier with The Royal Green Jackets and served most of his career as an Army Physical Training Instructor, but he was eventually medically discharged after standing close to an IRA Car Bomb which left him partially deaf.
After leaving the army Mike found it immensely difficult to cope with civvy life and like many other long serving service personnel he found himself on the streets of London. It took the memory of reading a magazine article in Ultra Fit Magazine about another former soldier Paddy Doyle who also struggled with life outside of the army who turned to endurance world record challenges which inspired Mike to find direction & drive in civvy life and so turned to running and has since 2002 broken over 40 world endurance records and taken on many of the toughest endurance challenges around the world from the Marathon des Sables to the 6633 Arctic Ultra, giving him the titles of ‘Beyond Impossible & The Running Man’.
2012 is already hotting up to become Mike’s biggest year to date with him stepping into the stunt world taking on a skydive challenge and the world record for the greatest distance ran on fire.
Mike’s passion for pushing himself past what is thought humanly possible has givine him a platform to raise money for forces charities including Help for Heroes, Veterans in Action, The Royal British Legion and many more to the sum of over £200,000.
Mikes success has gained the attention of major brand endorsement from both national and international brands including ‘UK Gear, X-Bionic, OMM and Polaroid’.
Mike has been reported in the press to be the Worlds Fittest Man on numerous occassions, a title that Mike has accepted as an accilade and honoured that people would consider this, but to Mike its all about the men and women that come home from operations such as Iraq & Afghanistan and previous conflicts the Brtish Armed Forces have been involved in that end up needing help due to their injuries.