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First Female Amputee To Run a 100 Mile Trail Run Wins the Race
Date:10/15/2009

Hicksville, N.Y. Amy Palmerio-Winters, single mother of two, below the knee amputee, and world record holder in over 10 events in running and triathlon set a new standard for long distance running. On October 10 and 11 at the Heartland Spirit of the Prairie 100 mile Trail Run in Cassoday, Kansas, Ms. Palmerio-Winters not only finished the first 100 mile race by a female amputee, but won the women's division and finished in 8th place overall.

Hicksville, N.Y. (PRWEB) October 15, 2009 -- Amy Palmerio-Winters, single mother of two, below the knee amputee, and world record holder in over 10 events in running and triathlon, set a new standard for long distance running. On October 10 and 11 at the Heartland Spirit of the Prairie 100 mile Trail Run in Cassoday, Kansas, Ms. Palmerio-Winters not only finished the first 100 mile race by a female amputee, but won the women's division and finished in 8th place overall.

Starting at 6 am on a cold windy day with temperatures in the low 30s and winds up to 40 miles an hour, Ms. Palmerio-Winters finished the race early the next morning in 18 hours and 54 minutes to claim first place in the women's division. Her time was the second fastest female time in the history of this event. Although Kansas is known as a very flat state the 100 mile out and back course covered 6000 feet elevation changes and rough terrain.

Running on a customized running prosthesis specifically designed by A Step Ahead Prosthetics, in Hicksville, N.Y. to handle the demands of trail running, she endured the weather, the terrain, the fatigue, and all of the challenges of running 100 miles on a prosthetic leg to set a new standard for what can be done if you don't give up.

Amy competes as a proud member of Team A Step Ahead, a team of amputee athletes supported by A Step Ahead Prosthetics. She currently holds world records in running from 5 kilometers, the marathon and ultramarathons as well as world records in triathlon from the Olympic distance to the Ironman. This is her 11th world record. Through her work as the director of Team A Step Ahead, she coordinates sports programs for amputee athletes as well as serving as a coach and mentor for young children with limb loss.

Photos and interviews are available upon request.

Team A Step Ahead is a team of amputee athletes from around the world who compete in events including the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, multiple marathons, road races world wide and at the Paralympic Games. Team A Step Ahead's members are competitive against able-bodied athletes, placing and wining age group awards. These elite athletes hold or have held world records in the 100m, 200m, 400m, track and field events, marathons and triathlons. Athletes receive training from coaches, prosthetists and physical therapists who are experts in working with amputee athletes, including world record holding Paralympians. The company's motto is "Live Life Without Limitations." For additional information visit: www.astepaheadonline.com

Contact:
Phil Kreuter
516-681-3484

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