Endurance Athlete & Motivational Speaker
Gerry Duffy is a professional motivational speaker, goals setting coach and writer. During his career to date, Gerry Duffy has been employed in a wide range of fields including the travel, insurance and property sectors. His sporting CV is filled with accomplishments such as running 32 marathons in 32 days as well as winning the 2011 UK DECA Enduroman Iron distance challenge, an event dubbed ‘The toughest ten day endurance challenge in the World’.
Back in 1995 Gerry Duffy dropped over 4 stone in weight as he recognised he had a significant weight problem. This resulted in him taking up running at the age of 27. His sporting CV is now filled with accomplishments that many deem impossible. Gerry Duffy firmly believes that human beings can do far more than we give ourselves credit for and is keen on leading by example. Gerry Duffy’s first book, WHO DARES, RUNS went into the Top 4 list of Best Selling Books in Ireland within 6 weeks of its release in 2011 and was nominated for the WILLIAM HILL Sports Book of the year.
Gerry Duffy is an accomplished motivational keynote speaker and goals setting coach. Since completing his first sporting challenge “32 Marathons in 32 Days” Gerry Duffy has been speaking at events to address the workforces and clients of companies such as Facebook, Google, Bank of America, Standard Life and Coca Cola. His inspirational story provides a personal insight into how he achieves challenges that people say cannot be done.
“The event went great and the feedback on Gerry was excellent. Gerry was warm and engaging and really connected with the audience as he shared so much of his personal experience as well as providing people some practical and useable advice on how to manage change and stretch themselves.” – Edel Tryse, Symantec
“A truly uplifting and motivating presentation that had individual and personal relevance to everyone present on the day.” – Declan Devine, Pharmed Holdings Group
“At Facebook, we pride ourselves on attracting top quality speakers from a wide range of disciplines. The perspective which they bring really helps our teams to understand and appreciate how others overcome challenges in their own careers. Gerry’s talk was one of the best I have seen and he has pushed us all to rethink our limits.” – Colm Long, Director Online Sales Operations, Facebook
“Gerry delivery style is warm, genuine and above all humble. He has a rare talent to make extraordinary achievements sound very ordinary. The entire team got a huge amount from the presentation and the energy in the room after he left was amazing.” Nigel Monaghan, Head of Sales Standard Life
“Gerry’s motivational talk was amazing; in fact it was the highlight of the day. I am getting emails from people since Friday, stating it was the best motivational speech they have ever heard. From a personal standpoint it has me majorly pumped to achieve greater things in my working career and personal life.” – John Russell, MD Oakley, Ireland
1. Three Ironman Distance Triathlons (2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Cycle, 26.2 mile run)
2. One DOUBLE Iron Distance Triathlon (4.8 mile swim, 224 mile cycle, 52.4 mile run)
3. In the summer of 2010 along with Ken Whitelaw, Gerry ran 32 Marathons in just 32 Days. In the process over €500,000 was raised for Irish charities
4. One DECA Iron Distance Triathlon (24 Mile Swim, 1160 mile cycle, 262 mile run) Gerry finished first by over 22 hours.