In 2008, at the age of 36, Alex Flynn discovered he had Parkinson’s Disease, a degenerative, chronic, and currently incurable neurological condition which, over time, robs sufferers of the ability to move.
Nevertheless, Alex entered the MDS the following year only for circumstances to leave him lost, alone, in the Sahara. Still, Alex continued, eventually conquering the MDS and going on to complete his own ’10 Million Metre’ challenge, covering 10,000km over the next few years all in support of Parkinson’s charities.
He is now preparing for another hard year of racing and mountaineering followed by an attempt to be the first person with Parkinson’s to reach the top of Everest.
In this episode, Will and Alex chat about carrying on in the face of adversity, and finding new purpose when your whole life has changed.
Learn more about Alex and his adventures at: https://www.alexflynn.co.uk/
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