04 May Outstanding Challenge Completed in Lockdown
Adventurer and motivational speaker, Alex Flynn, who has Parkinson’s disease, has just completed an incredible lockdown fundraising challenge. Alex ascended the equivalent of two Everest summits from sea level to mountain top! This involved climbing and descending his staircase with what equated to 210,600 steps. It took seven and half days in twelve hour stints per day. The double vertical marathon was completed in support of Parkinson’s UK. As a result he has been hailed by fellow adventurers Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Ben Fogle. Sir Ranulph has said, “Alex should be congratulated for completing this Herculean charity challenge.”
Since contracting Parkinson’s Alex has created an overall fundraising challenge 10MillionMetres. This involves covering this distance by a variety of means. Consequently he has completed many marathons, ultra endurance races, and triathlons. Examples of which include:
- The gruelling Marathon des Sables. (250 km race across the Sahara Desert).
- Running 160 miles across the Bavarian Alps in 52 hours.
- 1,735 miles from London to Rome to meet the Pope. (400 miles of which was run with a stress fractured right tibia. Plus completing 20 marathons in 10 days).
- Becoming the first person to traverse the 3,256 miles from Santa Monica to New York using four distinct disciplines. He achieved this distance in 35 days. Alex also appeared on BBC One, One show over two consecutive nights.
Alex completed the 10MillionMetres challenge successfully with the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. However, he continues with his fundraising. He is also a dynamic and engaging motivational speaker. Currently Alex is delivering his presentations via online presentations and webinars.