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Amputee Wins Heartland 100

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Cassoday, Kansas, October 11. Amy Palmiero-Winters, a below-the-knee amputee, was the women's winner at the 10th Annual Heartland "Spirit of the Prairie" 100 Mile Endurance Run. Palmiero-Winters, a 37-year-old mother of two, posted the second fastest time in race history and became the first woman amputee to finish a 100-mile run. Running on a customized running prosthesis specifically designed by A Step Ahead Prosthetics in Hicksville, N.Y. to handle the demands of trail running, she finished 23 minutes ahead of runner-up Susan Lance of Whitesburg, Georgia.

Jess McNeely edged fellow Wichitan Scott Hill for the overall victory. The Heartland course is out and back on rolling dirt roads with a total of 6000 feet of elevation gain. Of the 61 starters, 41 finished within the 30-hour time limit.

1. Jess McNeely, Wichita, KS, 17:02:26
2. Scott Hill, 30, Wichita, KS, 17:27:07
3. Daniel Schmidt, 51, Salida, CO, 17:34:33
4. Kyle Amos, 34, Olathe, KS, 17:37:13
5. Darin Schneidewind, 40, Lyndon, KS, 18:19:50

1. Amy Palmiero-Winters, 37, Hicksville, NY, 18:54:13
2. Susan Lance, Whitesburg, 49, GA, 19:17:21
3. Kathy Hoover, 49, Tulsa, OK, 24:23:45
4. Barbara Elias, 47, Yuma, AZ, 25:50:21
5. Marie Lewis, 45, West End, NC, 26:52:14