Scott Rigsby

First Double Amputee to Complete Any Triathlon - Now Completed 14

Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to finish the Hawaiian Ironman will be sharing his message: Do the Unthinkable live and in-person at South Bay Bible Church, 578 Montauk Highway, East Moriches on Saturday, May 18, at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Ironman_Risgby_200x200He's done more on two prosthetic legs than most have done on two "real" ones! Scott Rigsby is a double amputee who has completed more than 13 triathlons. In 2007, after 17 exhausting hours, he did the unthinkable! Scott became the first double amputee in the world to finish the grueling Hawaiian Ironman triathlon of 140.6 miles using prosthetics at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii – the most arduous triathlon on earth. In doing so, he set another world record.

Earlier in March 2007, at the ING Georgia Marathon, he set his first world record as the first double amputee in the world to finish a marathon on prosthetics, but his journey begins far from the finish line.

Scott’s incredible story contains as many highs and lows as one can imagine over such a short and storied life. It is a unique journey of success and failures. It all started with a decision and the desire to never quit, no matter what, no matter how long. His story is one of overcoming challenges to achieve the unthinkable.

 

 

He speaks with clarity, passion, purpose, and humor about the persistence needed to achieve what most think is beyond reach. Scott’s compelling personality and motivational message touches people in a very profound and memorable way. “You will be challenged to overcome adversity and set high goals," said Shane Jackson, Executive Vice President, Jackson Healthcare.

The community is invited. There is no charge for this event. Tickets are not necessary. The event is indoors and takes place rain or shine. Change a life. Invite a friend.

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