Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 when he was only 36, after which his life took a profound turn. Since his diagnosis, the writer, speaker, adventurer, and father has remained a forceful voice raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease. Alex decided he was going to run, walk, and crawl, if needed, to cover an equivalent distance of 10 million metres. He completed this remarkable feat in January 2014, and it was all to realise crucial research towards a cure for Parkinson’s which presently has no cure.
Alex’s story is one that has inspired many in Britain and beyond to take up the fight against lack of awareness of the disease. The completion of his 10 million metre feat only marked the beginning of other similarly astonishing feats to come. Alex is determined to keep moving until he raises at least £1 million to fund research for Parkinson’s disease. He continues to express his determination to see change happen as regards Parkison’s disease.
As an adventurer and professional sportsman, Alex travels around the world to complete challenging marathons, triathlons, and more. In 2012, he embarked on his Trans-America Challenge, a 3,256 mile journey that saw him take off from Santa Monica, California, and continue for 35 days before ending it in New York City. He has participated in innumerable marathons, triathlons, half marathons, and 10K races including the Country to Capital 45, the Ridgeway 85, and many others. In Africa, he completed the Marathon des Sables twice. Alex’s story is an inspiring one that needed to be presented to the world in a website that captured enough of his strong personality.
Alex Flynn’s website:
- Features interesting use of shapes when scrolling to reflect his sporty side.
- Heavily relies on his pictures to emphasise his strength and athleticism.