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Kyle Maynard      

Inspirational Athlete, Author, Entrepreneur & Two-time ESPY Award Winner

Kyle Maynard is an entrepreneur, speaker, best-selling author, award-winning extreme athlete, and the first man to bearcrawl to the top of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 feet), and the summit of Argentina’s Mount Aconcagua (22,838 feet), the highest peak in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres.

Born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, that left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees, he learned early on to live life independently and without prosthetics. Maynard thrives on physical challenges and is a champion wrestler, CrossFit Certified Instructor and gym owner, competitive Mixed Martial Arts fighter, world record-setting weightlifter, and skilled mountaineer.

He is on a mission to make the world a better place and to inspire others to do the same by sharing his story and living by example. He travels across continents, speaking to thousands of executives and students, athletes and warriors, to share his "No Excuses" philosophy. He is a humanitarian who passionately supports numerous charities, and commits time and resources to work with wounded and recovering U.S. military veterans.

Maynard is the New York Times best-selling author of his life story, “No Excuses,” and the focus of the moving ESPN documentary, “A Fighting Chance.” His story has been featured in countless television programs and editorials, which have been viewed by millions around the world.

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No Excuses!

Kyle Maynard suffers from a congenital defect that robbed him of arms from below the elbows and his legs from below the knees. But this hasnt stopped him from becoming a winning high school wrestler, weightlifter, gifted student and example to everyone who meets him. In this moving and eloquent presentation full of examples from his life, Maynard outlines how his No Excuses philosophy helps him meet the numerous challenges that confront him daily, showing audiences how they too can overcome the great challenges in their own lives and succeed.


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W+K Portland launched the final entry in its “Unlimited” campaign with a look at the inspiring Kyle Maynard. Maynard became the first quadruple amputee to ...
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YMCA Miracle League, a baseball program for children with special needs, will host an evening with Kyle Maynard at the University City YMCA. Players, families  ...
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A year ago at this time, Suwanee resident Kyle Maynard was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Now, he's looking for a new horizon at home in Suwanee.

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