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Friday, February 17, 2012

Sarah Reinertsen, athlete, motivational speaker, mentor and author interviewed on Get the Funk Out!

On Monday February 20, 2012, I had a great time interviewing triathlete, motivational speaker, mentor and author Sara Reinertsen. She is incredibly inspiring and I can't wait to read her book! 

If you missed the LIVE show on KUCI 88.9fm, you can listen to the entire interview here.


About Sarah
Sarah Reinertsen is an athlete, motivational speaker, mentor and author.  In 2009, GPP Life published her book, entitled “In A Single Bound.”   An honest, touching and funny memoir, how a feisty one-legged girl trying to fit in with her two legged friends, grows up to becomes a world-class athlete and TV personality.
Sarah stepped on the world stage after making sports history in one of the toughest endurance events in the world  –- the Hawaii Ironman.  This legendary race includes a 2.4-mile swim (3.8km), 112-mile bike (180km), and a 26.2-mile run (42.2km).   Sarah is the first woman on a prosthetic leg to finish the Ironman World Championships in Kona, in a very respectable finish time of 15 hours and 5 minutes.
A year later she raced around the world on “The Amazing Race,” the Emmy award winning reality TV series on CBS.   Sarah Reinertsen continues to race in triathlons and road races and is a 3-time ITU Paratriathlete World Champion.   She has raced on the US Paralympic track team, breaking world records, and winning awards including ESPN’s ESPY for best female athlete of the year.  Sarah’s story has been covered in many national newspapers and she has graced the covers of Runner’s World, Triathlete and ESPN magazine.


Missing her leg above the knee since the age of seven Sarah Reinertsen has never let that stop her from pursuing any challenge to meet her goals.  Through her multi-media presentation, Sarah shares her story and motivates others to realize their potential.  Sarah speaks about goal setting, how to face fear, overcome set backs, live with hope, and dares us all to dream big. 

Sarah graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in Communication and International Affairs, and received her MA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California.
Sarah lives and trains in Orange County, California.

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