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Dame of the Day: Sarah Reinertsen

Sarah Reinertsen

Today’s Dame of the Day is Sarah Reinertsen (May 22, 1975-). As a child, Reinertsen lost her left leg to proximal femoral focal deficiency, a rare bone disorder. She started running at age 11; two years later at her first track meet, she broke the 100 meter record for female above-knee amputees. As an adult, she decided to go long and became the first female above-knee amputee to complete the Ironman. Currently, Reinertsen is preparing for the sprint triathlon competition at the 2016 Paralympic Games.