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Alex covered a distance of 10 million metres (6,214 miles) across some of the Earth’s toughest terrain by running, cycling, swimming, kayaking and climbing an epic distance where only the races count and every second fighting Parkinson’s disease.
All it took was a cup of coffee to change Alex’s life forever and set in motion the indomitable will and desire that lead him to realise an astonishing adventure that Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE has described as “seriously hard”. An experienced speaker, whether for a keynote address, conference, school or community events, Alex’s presentations have brought humor, insight and adventure to audiences around the world.
Alex is a father of three sons and an adventurer and writer. As a consequence of his many adventures, undertaken as part of his 10MillionMetres challenge, speaking in over 16 countries worldwide, film production, and more, you can also say he is an extensive and experienced world traveller.
He was diagnosed with the currently incurable Parkinson’s disease in 2008. This became the catalyst in his life for showing people the possibility of creating positive change in the face of adversity. In doing so, he has motivated, entertained and inspired audiences across five continents.
He has encountered different people, cultures and adventure around the planet in diverse environments including crossing deserts to the freezing Arctic, traversing Amazon jungle, climbing mountains and becoming the first person to cross 3,256 miles of the USA in 35 days using four different disciplines. Alex faces his fears head on. He does all of this and more, all the while battling Parkinson's disease and fighting to raise awareness and funds towards a cure.
With a unique and uplifting perspective on life, adventure, travel and the world, he has used this skillset as a writer, contributing to magazines and newspapers, and also when speaking and presenting to companies, teams of employees, and industry leaders.
Alex’s adventures remain incredible feats of courage and determination. The ideals passions, dreams and ultimately his achievements show us what we can all achieve with belief and vision of purpose.
Please read Alex's inspirational testimonials below his video footage.
Olivier Bazin - Thames Valley Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN)
Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE