Thursday, January 13, 2011

Aimee Mullins Sprinter

Browsing through the TED-archives (procrastinating?) I came across this video of American sprinter Aimee Mullins.

If you haven't heard of her, think paralympian, sprinter, holder of the Foreign Affairs Internship at Georgetown University, model, actress, co-founder of Helping Others Perform with Excellence (HOPE) and double amputee - pure inspiration. It's been a few years - 1996 Paralympics but it's good to remember. This video is of an interview she gave in '98 talking about why running is so important for her and how she finds motivation.

There is a more recent video here on the TED blog. As we're on the last few days before the IPC World Championships, I'm sure you'll be hearing more about women like Mullins and April Holmes.

Can you think of any other athletes from the 90s who we should remember?


Jimmy said...

Amazing athlete...

niamh said...

She does make you feel like anything is possible.