Amputee Wins Heartland 100

“Cassoday, Kansas, October 11. Amy Palmiero-Winters, a below-the-knee amputee, was the women’s winner at the 10th Annual Heartland “Spirit of the Prairie” 100 Mile Endurance Run. Palmiero-Winters, a 37-year-old mother of two, posted the second fastest time in race history and became the first woman amputee to finish a 100-mile run. Running on a customized running prosthesis specifically designed by A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, N.Y. to handle the demands of trail running, she finished 23 minutes ahead of runner-up Susan Lance of Whitesburg, Georgia.
Jess McNeely edged fellow Wichitan Scott Hill for the overall victory. The Heartland course is out and back on rolling dirt roads with a total of 6000 feet of elevation gain. Of the 61 starters, 41 finished within the 30-hour time limit.”

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Will be interesting to see what Lisa de Speville (sorry can’t find the link to the Oscar post on her blog), Ross Tucker and the likes have to say about this one. they were quite open about Oscar Pistorious.

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