Four years ago one South Georgia native wanted to end his life, and just two years later he made history.
Scott Rigsby says a hail Mary prayer and a visit to the bookstore introduced him to his destiny â" completing the toughest one day endurance race on the planet. "When I saw the cover of Runner's Magazine, I knew God wanted me to do the Hawaiian Ironman" says Rigsby.
Rigsby's new book "UnThinkable" is a tribute to the people who helped him realize his dream to be the first double amputee to complete the Hawaii Ironman. The Hawaii Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run which must be completed in under 17 hours.
Rigsby faced enormous challenges during his journey. His challenges included learning how to swim, how to use prosthetics while riding a bike, and breaking his back a couple of months before the Ironman.
Rigsby committed to his dreams, surrounded himself with a strong support network, and trained for the Ironman. On October 13, 2007 Scott Rigsby became the first double amputee ever to complete an ironman using prosthetics.
Scott says it's a miracle that he finished the race, and would love to compete in the Hawaii Ironman again.
Today Rigsby travels the world as a motivational speaker. "I'm fulfilling my destiny by sharing with other people the common theme that today's unthinkable's are tomorrow's realities" says Rigsby.
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