When Paddy Rossbach loped across the finish line at the 1998 New York City Marathon, she not only reclaimed the record she had lost the year before, she smashed it by over 30 minutes. Did she sprout wings? No, but she did get a new leg. From 1984 to '97, Rossbach, 62, from Salisbury, Connecticut, had held the New York City (and London) marathon records for below-the-knee female amputees. In '98, when she created the new record for her division4 hours and 31 minutesshe was racing for the first time with a space-age prosthesis... More >>>
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