27 Feb '14, 10pm

Amy Palmiero-Winters Completes Ultraman Race

Amy Palmiero-Winters Completes Ultraman Race

Last weekend, Amy Palmiero-Winters became the first athlete with a prosthesis to complete the Ultraman triathlon. Plamiero-Winters, 41, a below-the-knee amputee endurance athlete who holds 11 world records, completed the three-day, 320-mile race in Florida in 33:44:09. Ultraman athletes do a 6.2-mile swim and 90-mile bike ride on the first day, a 170-mile bike ride on the second day, and a 52.4-mile run on the third day. Only 29 athletes finished the race. “It was life changing in the fact that we all set out to accomplish our dreams and sometimes we fail but we need to remember if it truly is a life dream we must never give up until we accomplish it, because, sooner or later if we want it bad enough we will reach it,” Palmiero-Winters told Runner’s World Newswire . “I was overwhelmed with pride and honor to accomplish this feat and I was so proud to have the team of every...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/ultramarathons/amy-palmiero-w...

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