“Lisa Tamati has forged a name for herself by competing in some of the worlds most gruelling races in extreme conditions. “I can’t” simply does not exist in her vocabulary. When faced with the biggest challenge of her life, Lisa does what she knows how, and fights! This inspirational true story of love and commitment sheds light on the impossible being possible and gives us all hope, no matter, what health condition we face. A must read!” -Ben Warren, Celebrity nutritionist, holistic health expert, and founder of BePure
When extreme endurance athlete, Lisa Tamati, was confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, she fought with everything she had. Her beloved mother, Isobel, had suffered a brain aneurysm and a stroke, resulting in massive brain damage; she was like a baby in a woman’s body. The prognosis was dire.
Relentless tells a story of despair, hope, love and the incredible insights found in the darkest of moments. It not only shares the difficulties of going against the medical fraternity, but provides information on the treatments used, expert advice, and key principles in overcoming obstacles.
It will inspire and guide anyone who wants to succeed, no matter what the challenge. This book is for those who are facing terrible odds; for those who can’t see light at the end of the tunnel; for those who need to know about courage, self-belief, mental toughness, and being vulnerable … Relentless is real, raw, and genuine.
This is not just a story about the love and dedication between a mother and a daughter. It is about beating the odds, never giving up hope, doing whatever it takes, and what it means to go ‘all in’. Isobel’s miraculous recovery is a true tale of what can be accomplished when love is the motivating factor and when being relentless is the only option.
“Relentless is one of the most thrilling, heart-rending adventure stories I’ve ever read. Lisa Tamati is a ferociously talented runner who’s conquered some of the most grueling challenges on earth, but nothing put her heart and stamina to the test like the day her mother collapsed. From that moment on, Lisa had to dig into every trick of the endurance athlete’s trade in her race to keep this courageous and loving woman alive. Read Relentless, and like me you’ll be enthralled by Lisa’s tale, enchanted by her family, and inspired to be like Lisa.” –Christopher McDougall, Author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes
About the Author
or the past 25 years Lisa Tamati, has competed in the world’s toughest endurance events clocking up over 70,000km, racing everywhere from the Sahara, to the Gobi, to Death Valley to the Himalayas, Australia and Europe. She has pushed her mind and body to the limits, has both succeeded and failed and learnt many lessons along the way.
She has also had to overcome many obstacles in her personal life from losing two babies to bringing back her mum after an aneurysm left her with massive brain damage at the age of 74 and with Doctors telling her she would never do anything again she proved them all wrong.
She knows what it takes to overcome obstacles, to chase massive goals and face your fears and now she lives to teach, coach and inspire people to reach their true potential and push the barriers of their own perceived mental and physical capabilities.
Lisa is the author of three best selling books. Her first two “Running Hot” and “Running To Extremes” chronicle her adventures and her brand new book “Relentless – How A Mother And Daughter Defied The Odds” tells the one in a million comeback story of bringing her mother back from the brink of death in a four year odyssey that has baffled the medical fraternity.
Lisa has also produced a number of adventure film documentaries, hosted her own TV show, is an international speaker and a podcaster herself at “Pushing the Limits”