Guest speaker: Liam Malone

Guest speaker: Liam Malone

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Rosmini College

36 Dominion Street

North Shore, Auckland 0622

New Zealand

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Hear Liam's inspiring story of overcoming adversity, Olympic success, following his passion for technology, and becoming an entrepreneur.

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Liam is widely known as the world number one blade runner – hitting the headlines when after less than three short years in the sport he broke the previous Paralympic records held by Oscar Pistorius. His story of hitting rock bottom while at university to turning it all around and receiving two golds and a silver medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games is nothing short of incredible. His times on the track make him New Zealand’s second fastest 400m sprinter ever – legs or not!

The gold medallist blade-running Paralympian put aside his successful athletic career to follow his passion for technology and innovation which led him to work with internationally renowned artificial intelligence (AI) firm Soul Machines, known for their cutting edge, world leading AI technology.

Since then, Liam has spent time in the UK practising stand-up comedy, which included a successful season at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and completing his first marathon with no training in 2018. Liam’s experience on the comedy scene reflects on the emotional challenges from going from the top as a world class athlete with opportunities knocking to an aspiring comic that no one knows, but all the while holding true to the principles and values that got him to the top in the first place.

Currently, Liam is focused on building his own business, presenting inspirational keynotes, and MCing events around the globe.

Liam has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Athletics, Disabled Sportsperson of the Year at the 54th Halberg Awards, and winner of the Sovereign Insurance ‘Make a Difference’ start up competition.

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