Rim to Rim to Rim in the Grand Canyon- On a Prosthetic Leg

Dave had numerous other achievements, consisting of national path running titles and wins in different significant ultramarathons. In 2015 he had a severe injury from a fall on a path run near his house in Boulder, Co

His recently redid R2R2R, as a charity event for the Range of Motion Project, which assists amputees in requirement get prostheses. It was not for an FKT this time, however still a lot faster than a non-elite like me could have done back in my prime,
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When after 13 surgical treatments it just wasnt recovery right, he decided to have his lower leg removed. Hes bounced back from that and still stays a motivation, having actually completed the Leadman multi-day race numerous times given that his healing.

Endurance runner Dave Mackay set the fastest recognized time for going rim-to-rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon in less than 7 hours back in 2014. Due to the fact that I hiked rim-to-rim (North rim to South rim) years ago and it took us more than 12 hours, that is an amazing time to me. And, in our 30s, passionate runners and hikers at the time, I thought we were in respectable shape. Thats the difference in between elite athletes and the rest people I guess.

. Dave Mackay being left after his fall on Bear Peak

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Endurance runner Dave Mackay set the fastest recognized time for going rim-to-rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon in less than 7 hours back in 2014. That is an amazing time to me due to the fact that I hiked rim-to-rim (North rim to South rim) decades ago and it took us more than 12 hours. And, in our 30s, devoted runners and hikers at the time, I believed we were in pretty great shape. Thats the difference between elite professional athletes and the rest of us I think.

I am a Mechanical Engineer born in 1953, Ph. D, Stanford, 1980. I have actually been active in the mechanical CAE field for years. I likewise have a long-lasting interest in outdoor activities and fitness. I have had both hips changed and a heart valve replacement due to a hereditary condition. This blog site chronicles my experiences in remaining active despite these bumps in the roadway.
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