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Eric McElvenny-Speaker and Amputee Athlete

Motivational Speaker from San Diego, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Eric is a former Marine and amputee Ironman. He Inspires by sharing his journey of competing in Ironman Triathlons on a prosthetic leg. Running the Ironman World Championships in 2013 was part of an extraordinary experience in Eric's life that he loves to share. As a Marine deployed to Afghanistan, Eric stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device, changing the course of his life. The damage from the explosion was an amputation to his leg.

Eric set a goal to run an Ironman triathlon (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run). He entertains and teaches through his journey focused on his faith, attitude, goals, perspective and priorities. Eric has inspired people of all ages across the nation. He looks forward to inspiring and motivating his audience to face and overcome life's challenges.

His presentation style and personality are inviting. His stories are emotional and powerful. His audiences are entertained. They discover techniques to look at challenge through a different lens and develop goal setting strategies to overcome life's obstacles.

You'll want to hear this.

BIO:
Eric is an endurance athlete living in in San Diego, California. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an incredible experience in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED. Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey. Faced with a physical challenge and an uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon. On his journey from the hospital bed in southern California to the finish line in Kona Hawaii, he realized that the challenge and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain. When not training, racing and delivering inspiration, Eric can be found with his wife Rachel and two daughters in San Diego, California.
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Mr. McElvenny was absolutely superb to work with. Great communication in the weeks before the event and he met me well before the meeting start to rig his laptop to the system - I really appreciated that. Very inspiring, well thought out presentation and message. His personal strength was felt by everyone in attendance. Many positive comments. I sincerely enjoyed the brief time I shared with him. He's clearly a man of the highest integrity and conviction and just a great pleasure to be around. I wish him the very best in his future Ironmans and the very best for his wonderful family too. I'd highly recommend him to anyone planning an event and will.

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All in all Eric was a fantastic choice for our meeting. He was very responsive, professional, and engaging right from moment he quoted us through his talk with our group. His story is extremely moving and motivational. Our whole group was completely drawn into his story and the accomplishments that Eric has been able to achieve in such a short period of time. We would hire him again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to any other company!!

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We hired Eric for a school sponsored mother son event. Eric was inspiring, kind and the real definition of a hero . He was professional but at the same time he wasn't overly rehearsed - he was present and authentic. He understood how to handle a room full of curious students and answered their questions with grace. The moms and sons were so touched by his story, by his determination and desire to continue to seek out his purpose despite the obstacles in his life. It was our privilege to meet Eric and hear his story.

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Costa Mesa, CA
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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15
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Minneapolis, MN
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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16
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Olympic Valley, CA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2015
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28
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El Cajon, CA
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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25
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Palm Springs, CA
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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Please note Eric McElvenny-Speaker and Amputee Athlete will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul.
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