Reinertsen Follows ESPY with Amazing Race
August 10, 2006
Sarah Reinertsen, 31, has been chosen as the first amputee to participate in CBS's Emmy-winning reality series, The Amazing Race. Reinertsen, previously a marketing manager for Ossur North America, Aliso Viejo, California, is a member of Team Ossur, a group of elite amputee athletes sponsored by the company. She paired up for the show with good friend and former colleague Peter Harsch, CP, an Ossur prosthetist. Reinertsen competed in The Amazing Race on an Ossur Total Knee 2000 and a Talux Foot. The Amazing Race 10 airs this fall, premiering Sunday, September 17.
Challenge is not new to Reinertsen. She has medaled and broken records in the Paralympic Games, and in 2005 was the first female amputee to finish Hawaii's grueling Ironman triathlon. Harsch, 35, was a co-competitor, also completing the Ironman. She also recently was honored as the 2006 ESPY Award as Best Female Athlete with a Disability. In addition, Reinertsen is a spokesperson and advocate for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).