In a Single Bound: Losing My Leg, Finding Myself, and Training for Life

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Rowman & Littlefield, Oct 5, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Touching, funny, and honest, In a Single Bound is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the world's most famous disabled sports figures. An inspiring memoir of courage, spirit, and determination.

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In a Single Bound is the story of Sarah Reinertsen, born with a congenital birth defect that resulted in an above-the-knee amputation of her left leg at age seven. The book documents her struggles and ... Read full review

IN A SINGLE BOUND: Losing My Leg, Finding Myself, and Training for Life

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The impressive story of a woman who will eventually be duly recognized as a pioneer in disabled athletics.Reinertsen, whom readers may recognize from her 2006 appearance on The Amazing Race, was born ... Read full review


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SARAH REINERTSEN, a Long Island native, earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication from George Washington University in 1997, and her Masters in Journalism from U.S.C. in 2000. In 2001, Sarah worked at NBC as an on-air correspondent in New York City. Over the last eight years, Sarah has competed in triathlons throughout the country, completed the Ironman World Triathlon Championships in Hawaii, and given motivational speeches throughout the world.

Sarah lives in California. She maintains a blog at, and you can visit Sarah at

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