HERO of The Week: Scott Rigsby

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HERO

(Helping Others Realize Opportunity)

This weeks HERO is Scott Rigsby

By all account when you first see Scott Rigsby you would never think he was a triathlete no less an IronMan Kona finisher (2.2 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run).

Why? Because, Scott is a double amputee.

In 2006 Scott lost a leg in a freak car accident, years later Scott would have the other leg removed due to pain and complications.

Scott decided to turn his mess into a message…. On October 11, 2011 Scott Rigsby crossed the finish line at the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He completed the race in 16 hours and 22 minutes. Scott dedicated this race toward raising $50,000 for his foundation and Wounded Warriors.

You can read and hear more about Scotts story here on his website.

Watch Scott’s story below and check out his book Unthinkable.

Posted on July 23, 2012 in ramblings

About the Author

Amy Cotta is a mother of six and grandmother of three. She’s married to Jim Cotta, former Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. She is a N.S.C.A (National Strength & Conditioning Association) Certified Personal Trainer and fitness expert. Amy is the author of Six Weeks to Skinny Jeans (Rodale) and works as a freelance writer, television host, and inspirational speaker. Amy is currently writing her forthcoming book tentatively titled Get Uncomfortable Dare and is starting work on her own non-for-profit foundation.
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