(Right) Sarah Reinertsen--Author of "In a Single Bound."Sarah was the first female above-knee amputee to finish the Ironman World Championship on a prosthetic.)
7:00am Parade of Athletes
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Jordan Rapp was born on July 28th, 1980. Three weeks later, he went for his first open water swim (sort of) in the waters of Lost Lake in Brewster, NY. Eighteen years later, he took first strokes of a different kind - in a rowing shell - on Princeton University's Lake Carnegie. After a high school career focused on squash and lacrosse, he began training for endurance athletics on a Concept II ergometer in the winter of 1998/99. Millions of meters and millions of strokes later, he was injured for the first time in his rowing career while training to make the U.S. National Team. And so, in April of 2003, he clipped a pair of aerobars onto his road bike, bought a pair of race wheels with the first tax return of his post-graduate career, and never looked back except to occasionally take a peek at the competition.)
Beautiful Heidi is taking the photo with her iPad.
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Dr. Bryon Solberg.
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7:40am Special Presentation of basketball wheelchair to 10 year-old local challenged athlete Luke Acuna. Luke was struck by a garbage truck last November while riding his skateboard home from school. As a result doctors amputated his leg above the knee. Luke's family was introduced to CAF where they were paired up with a mentor who has helped them along their road to recovery. Now CAF presented Luke with his first basketball chair. Woot woot!!
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"Hot corner" with Celebrity and VIP Relay Team Tag-offs
Sarah Reinertsen-1st female amputee to complete the Hawaii Ironman.
Julie Moss-Ironman triathlete who first became known during the 1982 Ironman World Championship when she collapsed just 10 yards from the finish in first place, only to be passed by Kathleen McCartney Hearst who took first.)
(Above: Roxana Parkes, cute doggy and Keith Simmons in the house y'all!!!)
(Above: Cameron Clapp: Triple amputee)
Photography with heart