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Dec 6, 2021

In this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Maria Franzoni interviews Aaron Phipps. 

Aaron is a gold medal winning Paralympic champion and was part of the first British Paralympian team to win a gold medal in a team sport.  At the age of 15 he had both of his legs and most of his fingers amputated due to blood poisoning from meningitis. In 2016 he decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, with a specially adapted off-road wheelchair. However, when the wheelchair wasn’t working on the terrain he refused to be carried and reached the summit after four days of trekking on his hands and knees. It was the first time an amputee had reached the top of Kilimanjaro without any assistance. He is a multiple award winner including the prestigious Shaw Trust 'Power of 100' list as one of top 100 most influential people in the UK with a disability.

In this fascinating episode, we discuss:

  • Elite Sport
  • Sports Psychology
  • The Paralympics 2020/2021
  • Kilimanjaro - The Story
  • Resilience


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