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Amy Palmiero-Winters Becomes First Athlete with a Prosthesis to Complete an Ultraman Triathlon
“This was one of the toughest things I’ve ever done,” Amy said following the race. “But, as always, I wanted to show others that no matter what, it’s always possible to live a life without limitations. I also give a tremendous amount of credit to Erik Schaffer and A Step Ahead Prosthetics for building the special prosthetic legs that I use to compete. I couldn’t have done it without the custom-built running and cycling legs they provided.”
Among her future goals, Amy plans to compete in several more endurance races including hundred-mile ultramarathons and twenty-four hour races during 2014.
Besides being a world-class endurance athlete, Amy is a single mother of two, works full time as program director for A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, NY and runs her own charity, Amy’s One Step Ahead Foundation. Amy’s accomplishments have been recognized with the prestigious Sullivan and ESPY awards as well as many articles in Runners World, The New York Times, The Daily News, New York Post, Newsday and many other national publications. For more information on Amy Palmiero-Winters, visit www.seeamyrun.com and www.onestepaheadfoundation.org.