Alex has worked as a lawyer for numerous multinationals but more recently Alex has been concentrating on 10MillionMetres; a life-changing endurance project, the formation of which was encouraged as a consequence of him being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Before the end of 2014, the 10MillionMetres Challenge will take him more than 6,200 miles around the world, encompassing some of the world’s more interesting and dangerous races. Alex will be running, cycling, swimming, walking or, if necessary, crawling the distance with the intent to raise more than £1Million for research into Parkinson’s disease. Highlights so far include the Marathon des Sables, running more than 135 miles across the Bavarian Alps and in 2011 traversing 1457 miles from London to Rome in 30 days, as well as marathons, Ironman and Olympic Triathlons.
In 2012, Alex successfully completed an epic 3300 mile plus journey across the USA from Santa Monica to NYC. He became the first person to complete the mission in 35 days using five different disciplines, while all the time fighting against the relentless progression of the disease on his own body. A disease which, currently, has no cure!
Alex Flynn has a passion. A passion which drives his desire to take on extraordinary challenges. A passion to succeed. A passion to make a real difference.
Alex doesn’t just talk the talk, he truly walks it.
In his motivational and inspirational speeches, Alex tells his tales of extreme experiences, he talks of the time he got lost in the Sahara with no one in sight and he explains that his sense of self-belief, hope and trust brought him through it all.
“I wanted to thank you again for coming to talk at the Tales of Adventure evening. Your speech completely captivated the audience and inspired everyone with your determination to support a fantastic cause. We’d love to have you back in the future to hear more about 10 million metres.” Chris Martin, Tales of Adventure
“Several attendees commented that Alex’s contribution was the highlight of the day. On behalf of our team, I would like to thank Alex for his fantastic contribution and look forward to working with him again in future. Let’s all get behind him!” Olivier Bazin, Data & Communications Manager, Thames Valley DeNDRoN
“Your talk was really inspiring and made it a fantastic night for everyone who came … We would be delighted if you would like to get more involved with our work in the future, from speaking at future events to helping to spread the word” Mike Partridge, Hope and Homes for Children
“Alex spoke out our recent Night of Adventure event in London, Leicester Square, which brought some of the world’s top explorers and adventurers together to share their experiences with a live audience. Alex gave a brilliant talk and his determination and perseverance in the face of great adversity left the audience inspired.”