Monday, April 16, 2007

Female amputee and Ironman

I just happened across the good-news story of Kelly Bruno, as of yesterday the 2nd female amputee to finish an Ironman triathlon (after Sarah Reinertsen). She came across the line of Ironman Arizona at an impressive 13:57:32.

Well done, Kelly!

She's quite an accomplished young lady and I hope to hear more about her at the Ironman Championships in Kona this coming October and also at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

6 comments:

Fe-lady said...

What a motivational lady! Go Kelly!

Jenny said...

Hi Nancy, I've just discovered your blog and find it inspiring - I'm training for my first-ever triathlon in a few months, as well as a 5 mile race (the farthest I've ever run to date is 3.5 and that was fifteen years ago!) I'm a seriously Athena athlete (lost 30 pounds training this year, but a long way to go!)and am enjoying reading about your many, many accomplishments! How did you get started?

Iron Pol said...

Hmmmm, 13 hours. That's seriously awesome.

momo said...

nancy - there was another woman amputee as well, i couldn't find anything on her though - i'm wondering if she finished. i saw her get off her bike and run into transition (they changed her prosthesis right off the bike). it was really amazing.

Nancy Toby said...

Very cool to know!!

There was one woman with an arm that ended at the elbow that did a lot of triathlons, including half IMs that I saw her at - I'm still not exactly sure how she swam, but she did it!! She didn't seem to get the press, though...

tarheeltri said...

A woman with an above the knee amputation finished IM Wisconsin the year before Sarah finished Kona. Forget her name at the moment. She was in the USAT magazine at the time, I believe. There's a guy in SC who is a double amputee and last year became the first double amp to finish a Half IM. He's doing IM Cdl this year I believe.