New hero in my list

This post would not contain anything that I want to say, instead read it for yourself and find out if this lady deserves a place in your 'Champion's hall of fame'

(source : wikipedia)

Sarah Reinertsen (born May 22, 1975) is an American athlete. She was the first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Besides marathons and triathlons, Sarah has also competed in bicycle races.

She was born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a bone-growth disorder which eventually led to her becoming an above-the-knee amputee at the age of seven.[2] After the amputation, she began to run track and broke the 100-meter world record for female above-the-knee amputees at the age of 13.Since 1991, she has recorded a number of athletic accomplishments:
  1. Setting world records in the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m in her division (T42);
  2. Becoming the youngest member of the 1992 U.S. Paralympic Team to go to Barcelona;
  3. Conquering seven marathons (NYC 1997, 1998; LA 1998, 1999; Millennium New Zealand 2000; London 2002; and Boston 2004);
  4. Holding the world record in the half marathon (2:12) and the marathon (5:27) for above-knee amputee women

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