Frankly Speaking ........Now!
Scott Rigsby and Ironman


From the Scott Rigsby book, Unthinkable.  One day when Scott was eighteen years old, he was riding the in back of a pickup truck that was towing a three-ton trailer.  When the trailer was clipped from behind by an eighteen-wheeler, Scott was thrown over the side and dragged 324 feet before being pinned under the trailer.  His right leg was amputated and he endured 26 surgeries over the next 12 years, including losing his other leg.  Doctors said it would be more than a year before he could expect to walk again – let alone run.  Nine years later, Scott did the unthinkable…on October 13, 2007, Scott – after years of training – became the first double-leg amputee using prosthetics to cross the finish line of the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious event – the Ford Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kona, Hawaii.  That is 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles on a bike and then a full marathon in some of the harshest conditions.


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