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Quadriplegic Athlete Races First Half Marathon

On June 4, 2017, James Sa took his place on the starting line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. He took a deep breath and started to tame the butterflies; it’s not about getting rid of them—it’s making them fly in formation. James isn’t unfamiliar to a race environment, but this would […]

Quadriplegic Athlete Trains for First Half Marathon

On July 31, 2011, the starting gun fired at an obstacle course race in Michigan, setting off the cheers of more than 40,000 racers. One of those racers was James Sa, a college student who was hyped to display his athletic prowess on the challenge ahead of him. A newcomer to the sport, he was […]

Race Day—Triple Amputee Takes On His First 5K

Mike Atherton only had one goal on his mind: to run and finish the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas 5K. He’s been a lifelong athlete and runner—but unlike his fellow competitors, he is also a triple amputee. Mike lost both of his legs as well as his left arm in a tragic boating accident in […]

Triple Amputee Trains For His First 5K

After not running for nearly eight years, Mike Atherton decided he wanted to try running again. Like most runners who take time off, he knew getting back his stride wouldn’t be easy. This would be especially challenging for Mike, though: he hadn’t tried running since the amputation of his legs and left arm in 2009. […]