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Amputee Palmiero-Winters Wins 100-Mile Endurance Run

Palmiero-Winters named Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS
– Amy Palmiero-Winters (Hicksville, N.Y.) has been named USA Track
& Field’s Athlete of the Week after winning the 10th Annual
Heartland “Spirit of the Prairie” 100 Mile Endurance Run on October 11,
in Cassoday, Ks.

A
below-the-knee amputee, Palmiero-Winters won the women’s 100 mile race
in 18 hours 54 minutes 13 seconds. It was the second fastest time in
race history and she became the first woman amputee to finish a
100-mile run.

Now
in its eighth year, USATF’s Athlete of the Week program is designed to
recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF
names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on the USATF
website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the
previous week.

Winners:
January 6, Mason Finley; January 13, Amber Campbell; January 20, Josh
Cox; January 27, German Fernandez; February 3, Ashton Eaton; February
10, Shalane Flanagan; February 17, Galen Rupp; February 24, Dexter
Faulk; March 3, Terrence Trammell; March 10, Diana Pickler; March 17,
Galen Rupp; March 24, Sumi Onodera-Leonard; March 31, German Fernandez;
April 7, Cyrus Hostetler; April 14, Curtis Beach; April 21, Kara
Goucher; April 28, Mason Finley; May 5, Chris Derrick; May 12, Natalie
Willer; May 19, Will Claye; May 26, Nadine O’Connor; June 2, Tyson Gay;
June 9, Dwight Phillips; June 16, Galen Rupp; June 23, Kami Semick;
June 30, Dawn Harper; July 7, Raevyn Rogers; July 14, Ryan Crouser;
July 28, Anton Krupicka; August 11, Rita Hanscom; August 19, Christian
Cantwell; August 26, Trey Hardee; September 1, Dathan Ritzenhein;
September 9, Sanya Richards; September 15, Carmelita Jeter; September
23, Tyson Gay; Jamie Donaldson; October 7, Meb Keflezighi; October 14,
Dathan Ritzenhein; October 21, Amy Palmiero-Winters.

 

About USA Track & Field
 
USA
Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and
field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States.
USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
runners in the United States.
 
For more information on USATF, visit
www.usatf.org

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