Mike Buss former Army Physical Training Instructor with the British Army is currently on a mission to break 20 World Endurance Records in just 12months!
Mike started his record breaking onslaught in October at the Brunel Shopping Centre, Swindon, where he successfully broke both the 24hr and 48hr world distance record on a treadmill carrying a 40lbs pack.
Mike is now currently training for the next records which include taking on Lee Chamberlin’s 7 day treadmill world record of 468.04miles, running up the Empire State Building, running continuously for 6 days without sleep and the spin bike marathon to name just a few.
Between all these world record attempts Mike is finding time to also take on some of the UK's toughest Ultra Races including our very own GB Trans Britain 6 day Ultra (156miles).
Mike's goal beyond breaking world records is to raise £100,000 for Help for Heroes by Christmas 2010 and £1,000,000 by 2014 by continuing to break 20 world records each year and to take on many of the world’s toughest Ultras such as Badwater and Marathon Des Sables.
Mike’s drive to raise such money and to put himself through immense physical pain comes from being injured by an IRA car bomb which left him deaf in one ear and medically discharged. Mike found it his toughest battle to survive in civvy street and eventually found himself homeless on the streets of London. Mike, however, remembered an article about another ex-soldier, Paddy Doyle, who took to breaking world fitness records and became the World's Fittest Man at one stage. Mike felt he could do this and at the same time use it in a positive way for others in similar situations to himself.
So began Mike’s Ultra Endurance World Record Breaking career that has seen him break over 30 world records including continuously cycling on an indoor spin bike for 96hrs.