Bilateral Amputee Completes Hawaii Ironman

Scott Rigsby

Scott Rigsby, The 38-year-old Georgia native recently made history by becoming the first double leg amputee to complete an Olympic distance triathlon while running on prosthetic legs.  He lost one leg immediately in a auto accident when he was 18 years old.  The other leg was so damaged that many surgeries and several years later he opted to have it amputated as well.  His story is really cool.  He was really inspired (as I was too!) by  

Sarah Reinertsen

Sarah at Finish Line

who also completed the Hawaii Ironman Triathon as an above knee amputee. Just click on either of their names to read their full stories.  I love hearing about amputees doing really great things!  I can’t wait until I have the chance to work with an amputee who loves to run.  I can’t think of much else that would be quite that cool!

Scott Rigsby–bike

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~ by legmaker on December 6, 2007.

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