Amy Palmiero -Winters


Amy Palmiero-Winters has run since she was a child, and continued running after losing her leg in a motorcycle accident. Now, seventeen years after the accident, she is the first amputee runner to qualify for the U.S. national track and field team and is the recipient of the 2009 Sullivan Award, making her the nation’s top amateur athlete. “A disability means there’s something I can’t do. There’s nothing I can’t do,” The steely athlet remarked. On Saturday she and one other runner will be the first two female amputee athletes to compete in the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

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  1. This is so inspirational! I love the top picture of her in mid air. And the bottom picture is so awesome because it shows how strong she is as well.

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