Brant Garvey – Official Ambassador for the ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide Tour 2014′July 31, 2014
Brant is the official Ambassador for the ‘Let’s Talk About Suicide Tour 2014′.
Never before has there been a young man quite like Brant Garvey. Sure, there are men who are strong, fit and determined to achieve the goals they set for themselves, but Brant is the very first Australian above knee amputee to complete a full Ironman triathlon – consisting of a 3.8km swim, a 180km ride, and a 42km run.
What makes Brant’s story so inspiring is his outstandingly positive attitude and his refusal to ever give up. Born without his right leg, Brant found a passion for sport at a young age and quickly became a very competitive swimmer. He completed the Rottnest Channel Swim five times, then in 2002 made his mark on the international stage at the FESPIC Games, bagging 3 medals in the pool.
But Brant’s extraordinary list of sporting achievements doesn’t stop at the edge of the swimming pool: he has also competed as a professional basketball player. Winning five Australian Wheelchair Basketball Championships and the World Club Championship in Kitakyushu (Japan) in 2007, he also fulfilled a year long professional contract with Vigo in Spain in 2006.
With an unwavering never say die attitude, this fine young athlete took on the CrossFit Open 2013 and pitted against 20,000 able bodied competitors finished in the top 17% Australia wide. Brant Garvey is truly a world–‐beater, but he’s not ready to rest just yet. Brant is on track to realise his ultimate dream of competing in the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Away from the world’s sporting arenas he is passionate about sharing the insights he has gained through sport, in particular his firm conviction that with the right mindset we can achieve anything. In demand as a speaker both in schools and the corporate world, Brant continues to impact extremely positively on all who meet him.