Reinertsen, Sarah

Petersen, Pat
February 8, 2018
Schwab, Harold
February 8, 2018

Reinertsen, Sarah

 Sarah Reinertsen

Induction Year: 1991

Category: Track & Field

Location: Huntington

Reinertsen is a physically-challenged athlete who was a student at Huntington High School when she was inducted. Shen is a former Paralympic track athlete, born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a bone-growth disorder; her leg was amputated above the knee at age seven.

She began to run at age 11, and at her first international track meet, when she was 13, she broke the 100-meter world record for female above-knee amputees.

Reinertsen was a member of the USA Disabled Track Team where she still holds a world record for best 400-meter time set in 1999.

She has competed in Ironman Triathlons, marathons (she has broken the women’s above-knee amputee marathon record several times, but does not currently hold it), paratriathlons, and on The Amazing Race.