's ongoing story is truly remarkable. Of course, not everyone would be able to respond to a PD diagnosis this way - he was already an active and highly trained athlete. Anyone wanting to read his inspiring full story can find it here in the Mirror newspaper of Jan 29th:http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/alex-flynn-raced-6214-miles-3091167#ixzz2rtokgSrZ
I few excerpts from the article that impressed me:
“I hope I have proved that being diagnosed with a condition like Parkinson’s isn’t the end of your life.”
Alex set himself a mission to raise £1million for Parkinson’s research. His first challenge would be to run, cycle, climb and kayak 10 million metres – all in competitive races.
And he is still very much still at it:
Not content with his 10 million metre challenge, Alex now plans to row 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from Monterey Bay in California to Honolulu in Hawaii in June this year, setting three world records in the process.
To sponsor him and donate money for Parkinson’s research, go to:http://pacificrow2014.co.uk/
Hat tip to +Greg Bufithis
for bringing this story to my attention.