Paralyzed Athlete To Walk Marathon Using Exoskeleton: Goal To Break World Record And Help Others

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I GOT LEGS Founder, Adam Gorlitsky
I GOT LEGS Founder, Adam Gorlitsky
 
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CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jan. 6, 2020 - PRLog -- Paralyzed athlete and I GOT LEGS founder Adam Gorlitsky will use his ReWalk robotic exoskeleton to walk the entire length of the 2020 Charleston Marathon.  His goal is to break the current Guinness World Record time of 36 hours and 46 minutes for exoskeleton marathon walking and raise awareness and funds that will help to improve the lives of athletes with physical challenges.

Gorlitsky, age 33, became paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury in a car accident fourteen years ago.  In August of 2015, he was given the opportunity to use a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton — a groundbreaking device that would allow him to stand up and walk again.  After launching a successful fundraising campaign for his own ReWalk exoskeleton — that he has honorably named 'The Betty Carlton' —  he founded a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called I GOT LEGS with the mission of ReEnabling athletes with physical challenges. Speaking about the I GOT LEGS mission, Gorlitsky states:

"When I am standing and walking in my exoskeleton, I do not feel disabled, nor do I feel able-bodied; I feel ReEnabled. My mission with I GOT LEGS is to create an organization that will help to ReEnable other athletes, like myself, living with physical challenges the same way I have experienced with the exoskeleton, and other forms of life-changing technology."

Adam Gorlitsky, a Charleston, SC native, is currently using his ReWalk exoskeleton to walk one-million steps within road races throughout the country on behalf of the I GOT LEGS mission.  The Charleston Marathon will be his second attempt at the Guinness world record. His first attempt came at the 2019 Los Angeles Marathon this past March.

To learn more about Adam's story and the I GOT LEGS mission visit: www.IGotLegs.org.

Charleston Marathon Race Info

Who: I GOT LEGS FOUNDER ADAM GORLITSKY, ATHLETES, AND SUPPORTERS
When: JANUARY 11TH, 2020 (Adam will begin the race on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30pm)
Where: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Why: TO BREAK GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORD, AND RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE I GOT LEGS MISSION.

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