Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Endurance Athlete Amy Palmiero-Winters
In the Sunday edition of the New York Times, the Sports of the Times column featured Amy Palmiero-Winters, an endurance athlete with a physical disability. In the column, titled "Strides, Often Painful, but Always, Always Forward", author George Vecsey describes the motorcycle accident that crushed Palmiero-Winters' lower left leg and changed the marathoner's life forever.
Palmiero-Winters overcame her disability with the aid of advanced athletic prosthetics. In addition to running mind-boggling distances, she became a competitive triathlete. She now works for A Step Ahead and is the mother of two. This month, she was presented with the Sullivan Award for outstanding amateur American athletes, previously given to the likes of Shawn Johnson and Michael Phelps.
You can read the original article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/sports/26vecsey.html. Also check out Amy's site and racing blog at seeamyrun.com.