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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. 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 & Fitness magazine. She also scooped up the well-deserved ESPY award in 2006.