Sarah Reinertsen

Sarah Reinertsen was the first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona , Hawaii . Sarah was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a bone-growth disorder that eventually lead to her becoming an above-the-knee amputee at the age of seven. After the amputation, she began to run track and broke the 100-meter world record for female above-the-knee amputees at the age of 13. She was featured on the cover of Runner’s World and was named one of the first eight “Heroes of Running” in the magazine. Ms. Rienertsen has also appeared on the cover of Triathlete magazine and Max Sports and Fitness magazine. She also scooped up the well-deserved ESPY award in 2006.

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