>Off the Beaten Path>Amputee Athlete Worthy of Admiration
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
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That is a remarkable story about one's ability and drive to adapt and overcome. The human spirit at it's best.
Oscar Pistorius' story was a similar tale, until three days ago.
How about this kid helping out his brother.
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Beautiful boys. So deserving of that honor and such a credit to sports.
Thanks for sharing the link. Quite remarkable. Tears flowed down my face to see such a deep love expressed. What a big (and wise) heart that older brother has.
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My father lost his arm in an accident when he was 17. It wasn't easy, but the next year he played football and baseball (his senior year) in high school. Varsity too! He couldn't make the basketball team with one arm though and had to switch to being the manager. He WAS right-handed and lost his right arm......it's hard to just pick-up being left-handed you know. But like in the video....he did pick things up. He learned to tie his shoes (although as a kid I used to tie them a lot....I was faster   and he even learned to tie a tie....double windsor knot to boot! And yeah, my dad rode bicycles with me when I was a kid.....nothing as tough as cyclocross. He's 70 now and plays golf. Interestingly enough, he putts left-handed, but hits all of his other shots right-handed. He's always had a great sense of humor about losing a limb. I think you have to!
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I recently endured a brief stint of having no use of my right arm/hand...as a right-handed individual. It sucked. Today was the first day since 11/28 that I've driven my own car, a stick. I am SO happy to not be relegated to driving DH's bland automatic SUV. I can't imagine tying knots with 1-hand!
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Great stuff Kirsten. Thanks for sharing! Keep this up and I might have to seriously check out this cyclocross stuff!
2013 Goals-as of 4/15
Running: 1600 miles total, 161.5 down-1438.5 to go.
Cycling: 2000 miles total, 526.8 down-1473.4 to go. Riding with my wife on her 1st century
Swimming: 80K total, 17.5 down-62.5 to go.
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