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Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Barely two years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Colton Carlson made headlines by reaching the top of Aconcagua (the highest peak in South America) with a team of wounded warriors. As the only bilateral amputee in the group, Carlson impressed his fellow climbers with an effort variously described as “Herculean,” “superhuman,”...

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US Olympic and Paralympic Museum: First Impressions

The US Olympic and Paralympic Museum was originally supposed to open back in May, about a month before the Olympic and Paralympic Trials and three months (give or take) before the Tokyo Games. For reasons we needn’t rehash, the opening got delayed and the Games got postponed. We’re still a year out from the (now)...

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Jumping for June

Given that most pro and amateur athletes remain sidelined by the pandemic, June is shaping up as a surprisingly active month on the adaptive sports calendar.

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Climbing Cotopaxi with ROMP

Climbing Cotopaxi with ROMP

It takes a lot of equipment to get to the top of Cotopaxi, one of the highest peaks in South America at 19,347 feet. Even elite mountaineers can’t get there without crampons, poles, axes, ropes and a whole lot more. If you happen to use a prosthetic leg in addition—well, that’s just another piece of...

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Tokyo 2021: Lacey Henderson Looks Ahead

Tokyo 2021: Lacey Henderson Looks Ahead

When we spoke to Lacey Henderson back on March 19, the Paralympics were still supposedly going to be held on schedule in August 2020. She no longer had a place to train, though—her regular training facility had closed a few days earlier—and all the spring qualifying meets had been called off.

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1st Person: My First 10K as an Amputee

We got a lot of positive feedback last month on Angie Heuser’s first-person story about learning to surf. So we asked her if we could share another episode from her life — this time about the trials of her first 10K race post-amputation. Both articles come from her blog, Stepping Out in Faith. Thanks, Angie,...

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Paralympics 2020: Follow Amputees to Tokyo

Throughout 2020, Amplitude will be providing ongoing coverage of U.S. amputees competing for slots on the U.S. Paralympic Team. Check in regularly for video profiles, athlete interviews, on-the-spot reporting and a complete preview of the Tokyo Games. Here’s a brief teaser:

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