Chris Moon

Chris Moon's life story is one of consistently overcoming incredible odds.   Working for a charity clearing landmines in Cambodia he is one of the few westerners ever to survive being captured and held hostage by the Khmer Rouge, not only negotiating himself out of his own execution but that of his two colleagues.

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You're not likely to meet someone more fortunate to be alive than Chris Moon.  He should be dead many times over and his exploits have been covered in a Discovery documentary with the cheerful title:I Shouldn't Be Alive.

Chris is a former British Army Officer with three years operational experience who left to work for a charity clearing landmines. He's survived being taken prisoner in Cambodia by the Khmer Rouge (one of the most brutal terror groups in history) and negotiated his release and that of two colleagues from threatened execution.

In 1995 he was blown up in a supposedly safe area of a minefield in remote East Africa losing an arm and a leg. He survived initially because he treated himself. About fourteen hours after was injured he arrived in South Africa where doctors said they'd never seen anyone live with such a small amount of blood.

He recovered three or four times faster than was expected and after rehabilitating himself within a year after leaving hospital he ran the London Marathon, raised significant sums to help disabled people in the developing world and successfully completed a full time Masters Degree.

Chris taught himself to run and is believed to be the world's first amputee ultra distance runner. In 1997 completed the gruelling Marathon De Sables. Since then he's run the world's toughest ultra marathons and most recently the Badwater Death Valley 135 mile Ultra, where the temperature averaged over 50 degrees Celsius. He did this recently and took 12 hours off his previous best time to complete it in 41 hours 51 minutes.

Chris talks with passion, humour and authority on: the process of achievement; overcoming challenges; mindset; motivation; leadership; risk; health and safety. He delivers the shared experience of the many organisations he's worked with and the power of personality and presence to effect change.

Chris has been speaking and running personal and team development programs obtaining top results for ten years and when it comes to challenging the concept of limitation and changing behaviours, he literally walks the talk.

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