City of Residence: Mission Viejo, CA
Hometown: Huntington, NY
College: The George Washington University (undergrad), University of Southern California (graduate)
Weight: 100 lbs
Years Competing in Triathlon: 6
Personal: I'm the first amputee to compete on the CBS reality show, the "Amazing Race." I'm also an author. My first book, "In a Single Bound" came out in fall 2009 on Globe Pequot Press.
Triathlon Career: I'm the first woman on an artificial leg to complete the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii (2005). I have raced in over 40 triathlons, including the ITU world championships in 2003 & 2007.
Athletic background: I began as a runner, first as a track athlete, racing on the U.S. Disabled Track tream for 7 years including the 1992 Paralympic games in Barcelona, Spain. After 5 marathons I finally dived into the world of triathlon and haven't stopped since.