Aaron Phipps

Aaron Phipps | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Aaron Phipps | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Gold Medal-Winning Paralympian, Wheelchair Rugby Athlete, Mountaineer
Southampton
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Aaron Phipps | Speaker Biography

Gold Medal Winning Paralympian in Wheelchair Rugby
First Amputee to Summit Kilimanjaro Unassisted
Competed in Two London Marathons

Aaron Phipps, MBE, is a Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby athlete and Paralympic gold medallist. At 15, Aaron had both legs and most of his fingers amputated due to blood poisoning from meningitis. His sporting journey began after participating in a 10km fundraising wheelchair race for the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). He initially took up wheelchair racing, competing in two London Marathons, including a fourth-place finish in 2009 with a time under two hours.

Aaron joined the GB Wheelchair Rugby squad and was selected for the 2012 London Paralympic Games, where he scored over half of his team’s points. In 2016, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for MRF and Shaw Trust, using a specially adapted off-road wheelchair. When the wheelchair failed on the terrain, Aaron refused assistance and reached the summit after four days of trekking on his hands and knees. This achievement marked the first time an amputee reached the top of Kilimanjaro without help, garnering national headlines and becoming the subject of a Channel 5 documentary.

In 2017, Aaron returned to Wheelchair Rugby. Despite the challenges, his team rose from 5th in the world to the top, achieving this during a global pandemic. They became the first European team to win a medal in wheelchair rugby and secured Paralympics GB’s first-ever gold medal in a team sport. Aaron has been recognised as one of the top 100 most influential people in the UK with disabilities.

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Book Aaron Phipps, MBE, to inspire your team with his incredible journey from life-threatening illness to Paralympic gold. His story of resilience, determination, and breaking barriers will motivate your audience to overcome their own challenges. Aaron's unique experiences and achievements make him a compelling speaker who can drive your team to new heights.

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