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Overcoming Odds to Compete in Ironman

By: Candace Riley Email
By: Candace Riley Email

Tallahassee, FL -- April 14, 2011 --

Having a disability can be tough, but one woman has excelled at betting the odds, and everyone else.

Sarah Reinertsen is the first female above the knee amputee Ironman.
She blew out the competition in a 2-point-4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26-point-4 mile run, all in 15 hours.

As a part of SportsAbility by the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, she speaks to others with and without disabilities about staying active and really enjoying life

Reinertsen. says, "Most of the time, people with disabilities are sitting on the sidelines. I'm here to make sure that we continue to get them off the sidelines and into the game. So, that really why I'm her to champion the cause of SportsAbility and to help people with disabilities get more active."

Sarah says she trained for 12 years in preparation of the Ironman challenge starting with a 5-K.

SportsAbility events will continue at various locations throughout the weekend.


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