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In a Single Bound: Losing My Leg, Finding Myself, and Training for Life

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An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination

 

“A must-read for disabled readers seeking inspiration for their dreams, and will hold the interest—and crush the excuses – of those training for marathons and triathlons.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
Sarah Reinertsen was born with a congenital birth defect. At the age of seven, her leg was amputated.

At the age of thirteen, she broke the 100-meter world record for female above-the-knee amputees. At the age of thirty, she became the first female leg-amputee to complete the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. A year later, in CBSs reality television show The Amazing Race 10, she scaled the Great Wall of China. This book tells her story.

 

Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. But it is also a gripping memoir of inner strength, about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends—about a woman who dared to fear less and live more.

 

 

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#LINK<See Sarah on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's first "Body Issue">#

Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination.

Synopsis:

Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. A world-class athlete and a celebrated television personality, Sarah Reinertsen not only takes us to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, she also provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at her season on CBSs The Amazing Race 10, where millions watched her climb up the Great Wall of China, scale the cliffs of Vietnam, and ride horses in the hinterlands of Mongolia.

But In a Single Bound is about more than sports and television. A gripping memoir of inner strength, it is about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends. Its about a girl dealing with an abusive father—the same father who introduced her to another female amputee at a race when she was eleven, which then opened up a whole new world for Sarah. Its about an adolescent girl learning to deal with the media as she became a rising star—a girl mustering the inner strength to go stag to her senior prom, and dealing with body image issues that would turn a typical Gossip Girl into a blubbering mess. Its about Sarahs hard-fought, inspiring quest to become an Ironman. In a Single Bound is about a woman who dared to fear less and live more.

Synopsis:

Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. A world-class athlete and a celebrated television personality, Sarah Reinertsen not only takes us to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, she also provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at her season on CBSs The Amazing Race 10, where millions watched her climb up the Great Wall of China, scale the cliffs of Vietnam, and ride horses in the hinterlands of Mongolia.

But In a Single Bound is about more than sports and television. A gripping memoir of inner strength, it is about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends. Its about a girl dealing with an abusive father—the same father who introduced her to another female amputee at a race when she was eleven, which then opened up a whole new world for Sarah. Its about an adolescent girl learning to deal with the media as she became a rising star—a girl mustering the inner strength to go stag to her senior prom, and dealing with body image issues that would turn a typical Gossip Girl into a blubbering mess. Its about Sarahs hard-fought, inspiring quest to become an Ironman. In a Single Bound is about a woman who dared to fear less and live more.

About the Author

Sarah Reinertsen has competed in triathlons, marathons, and bicycle races throughout America, and regularly gives motivational speeches worldwide. She also leads a series of sports clinics and mentors other athletes, with and without disabilities. She has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, and The Early Show. Visit Sarah at AlwaysTri.com.

 

Alan Goldsher is the author of seven books, including Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He has collaborated on books with numerous celebrities and public figures. Visit him at AlanGoldsher.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762761272
Author:
Reinertsen, Sarah
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Goldsher, Alan
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Triathlon
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Triathlon
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page color insert
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Biography » Sports
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Disability
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Miscellaneous Sports
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Running » General
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Triathlon
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Women in Sports

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"Synopsis" by , #LINK<See Sarah on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's first "Body Issue">#

Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination.

"Synopsis" by ,
Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. A world-class athlete and a celebrated television personality, Sarah Reinertsen not only takes us to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, she also provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at her season on CBSs The Amazing Race 10, where millions watched her climb up the Great Wall of China, scale the cliffs of Vietnam, and ride horses in the hinterlands of Mongolia.

But In a Single Bound is about more than sports and television. A gripping memoir of inner strength, it is about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends. Its about a girl dealing with an abusive father—the same father who introduced her to another female amputee at a race when she was eleven, which then opened up a whole new world for Sarah. Its about an adolescent girl learning to deal with the media as she became a rising star—a girl mustering the inner strength to go stag to her senior prom, and dealing with body image issues that would turn a typical Gossip Girl into a blubbering mess. Its about Sarahs hard-fought, inspiring quest to become an Ironman. In a Single Bound is about a woman who dared to fear less and live more.

"Synopsis" by ,
Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the worlds most famous disabled sports figures. A world-class athlete and a celebrated television personality, Sarah Reinertsen not only takes us to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, she also provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at her season on CBSs The Amazing Race 10, where millions watched her climb up the Great Wall of China, scale the cliffs of Vietnam, and ride horses in the hinterlands of Mongolia.

But In a Single Bound is about more than sports and television. A gripping memoir of inner strength, it is about a one-legged child trying to fit in with her two-legged friends. Its about a girl dealing with an abusive father—the same father who introduced her to another female amputee at a race when she was eleven, which then opened up a whole new world for Sarah. Its about an adolescent girl learning to deal with the media as she became a rising star—a girl mustering the inner strength to go stag to her senior prom, and dealing with body image issues that would turn a typical Gossip Girl into a blubbering mess. Its about Sarahs hard-fought, inspiring quest to become an Ironman. In a Single Bound is about a woman who dared to fear less and live more.

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