Alex Flynn

ULTRA-ATHLETE WITH REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS DESPITE A DIAGNOSIS OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

An adventurer, ultra-athlete, speaker, brand champion, film producer, writer, business consultant and lawyer who attracts global media attention, Alex Flynn is a world-renowned figure. Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008 which he incredibly used as a catalyst in his life to show people the possibility of creating positive change in the face of adversity. Regularly found doing some of the more complex, unexpected and, more often than not, dangerous challenges across the planet to raise awareness and hopefully more than £1 million towards vital research to find a cure.

To date, in the face of adversity, under the banner of a challenge entitled 10 Million Metres, Alex has completed many marathons, ultra-endurance races, and triathlons, examples of which include:

  • Completing the gruelling Marathon des Sables (250 km race across the Sahara Desert)
  • Running 160 miles across the Bavarian Alps in 52 hours
  • 1,457 miles from London to Rome in 30 days to meet the Pope (400 miles of which was run with a stress fractured right tibia and completing the first 20 marathons in 10 days)

Alex Flynn became the first person to traverse the 3,256 miles from Santa Monica to New York using four distinct disciplines. Accomplishing the staggering distance in just 35 days, Flynn appeared on BBC One, One show over two consecutive nights where his progress was documented to the world. In 2013 he crossed 200 km of the Amazon Jungle, climbed and ran 90 km of the Dolomites and 236 km across the Colorado Rockies, accomplishing all three within just two months.

As if this wasn’t enough, on the 24th January 2014, the 10 Million Metres Challenge was completed by the incredible Alex Flynn at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Following yet another monumental challenge, Alex Flynn had covered a distance more than 6,200 miles around the world. The sheer magnitude of the achievement alone is simply breath-taking, yet given the limitations and challenges Flynn was faced with following his diagnosis, these events prove why Alex Flynn is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the world!

Competing in the Men’s Health USA Ultimate Guy Competition in 2015, Alex successfully reached the final nine competitors out of over 1100 including Special Forces and the US Marines. Honoured by the then UK Prime Minister, David Cameron for his efforts, Alex Flynn did not stop there are the following year brought yet another challenge as he set out to complete 5,566 press-ups in 22 days to raise funds and awareness of PTSD, which affects military personnel and first responders.

Alex managed to stay on task for 18 days reaching a total of 3,762 press-ups before his shoulder gave out. Ever the adventurer in 2016, Alex returned from the Arctic after attempting a 450 km expedition of Sweden’s Kungsleden (Kings trail) in freezing temperatures of -29°C.

Alex has completed his first book chronicling his 10 Million Metres Challenge, which will be published soon. The first documentary film of his adventures has recently been produced for television. A prolific adventurer, fundraiser, entrepreneur and extensive world traveller, Alex is experienced in dealing with and encountering different cultures, terrain, and environments. As a writer, he has contributed to magazines and newspapers both in the UK and internationally. In addition, he has undertaken training and speaking engagements to motivate and energise the employees and work teams of companies in over 16 countries and has addressed industry leaders and heads of state worldwide.

A figure that has continually defied the odds and often logic, Alex Flynn is an inspiration, motivation and example to all of how a perceived setback could actually prove to be the catalyst for a list of breathtakingly brilliant achievements all while pursuing to raise awareness for millions of others around the world. Having combated the harshest conditions, showed immense mental toughness and undeniable resilience, the fabulous Alex Flynn has a host of world class tales and anecdotes to share with guests at events when hired through the Champions Speakers Agency and is certain to deliver an unforgettably transformative occasion!

To book Alex Flynn as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Alex is known to cover the following topics:

  • Resilience & Leadership
  • Health, Lifestyle & Wellness
  • Risk & The Uncertainty Of Perpetual Change
  • Adventure & Exploration
  • Mental Strength & Overcoming Adversity
  • Teamwork & Team Building
  • Philanthropy & The Third Sector
  • Life From A Patient’s Perspective

See what feedback Alex received, when he has appeared at corporate events previously:

“Alex gave an inspirational speech at our recent event on the topic of ‘resilience’.  He is a remarkable person and captivated the room recounting his many adventures. The feedback was 100% positive from all of the attendees. Thank you Alex for sharing your amazing journey”
EY

“Alex gave a stunning account of his reactions to life with Parkinson’s. Alex shared some of his motivations and gave a taste of his experiences in racing 10 million metres to raise £1 Million for Parkinson’s research. Several attendees commented that Alex’s contribution was the highlight of the day.”
Olivier BazinThames Valley Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network

“I recently met Alex at the PhUSE Conference in Vienna. I was very interested in hearing about all his adventures coupled with his battle coming to terms with having Parkinson’s. I’ve been very fortunate to meet lots of inspirational individuals and Alex is superb. His talk was very detailed, humorous, emotional and motivational. I spoke to him at the evening function and relayed my thoughts. If he or his team ever need additional support on their future adventures then I’d happily put my name forward. All the best and I’m in awe of his determination and never give up mentality.”
James

“Rarely does one hear about such an inspirational and heroic Briton as Alex Flynn. The challenges he has successfully undertaken would be considered seriously hard by anyone’s standards and are, in my view, independently worthy of recognition.”
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE

“Alex is a true inspiration and his story makes you realise how much it is possible to achieve when you truly put your mind to something.”
BNP Paribas

“I was totally blown away by the presentation today, what an amazingly inspiring guy, he really gave me food for thought on how to deal with my disability and live life to the full.”
BNP Paribas