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Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour

30 Years Later—A Celebration of Courage, Strength, and the Power of Community

by Jake Macdonald, foreword by Jim Taylor

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A beautifully illustrated 30th anniversary celebration of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour, which broke barriers for people with disabilities and inspired ordinary citizens to realize impossible dreams.

On March 21, 1985, world-class wheelchair marathoner and multiple Paralympic medalist Rick Hansen set out from Vancouver, British Columbia, on his Man in Motion World Tour. The twenty-six-month trek took him and a small but determined crew almost 25,000 miles through 34 countries on four continents before crossing Canada. In the process, they raised $26 million for spinal cord research and for initiatives to improve the quality of life and accessibility for people with disabilities. Thirty years after the journey ended, Rick Hansen's Man in Motion Tour celebrates that ground-breaking accomplishment and, with a foreword from Rick himself, highlights the legacy of the Man in Motion World Tour and the amazing progress it has spurred up to the present day. Illustrated with exclusive photographs from the Rick Hansen Foundation archives, it is a universal story of courage and adversity, human strength and personal suffering, and, above all, the power of community to effect lasting social change.

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Jake Macdonald

Jake MacDonald is an award-winning author of six books, a short story writer and a journalist. His memoir, Houseboat Chronicles, won three awards, including the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize. His feature articles have been published in Saturday Night, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and Canadian Geographic, among others. He divides his time between Winnipeg and Toronto and a rustic retreat in Minaki, Ontario.

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Jim Taylor

Rick Hansen is President and CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, which has generated more than $200 million for spinal cord injury-related programs and initiatives. He lives with his family in Richmond, BC.
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Jake Macdonald is an award-winning author and journalist whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the New York Times and many other publications.

Rick Hansen, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, is a Canadian icon best known as the "Man in Motion" for undertaking an epic two-year circumnavigation around the world in his wheelchair. He is now the CEO of the Rick Hansen Foundation, an organization committed to creating a world without barriers for people with disabilities.

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