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Not really. 435 miles in a little over 2 days is an achievement. Just because you are physically or mentally unable to perform some task doesn't make it impressive. Chasing down an antelope in the African sun is an achievement and impressive. This is not.

So to prove your point. Mind if I chop off both of your legs and have you run a marathon?
     
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I wish I could shake her hand. She sounds amazing.

This.

One step closer to Crysis?
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Use the ignore button, I ignored anyone who posted negative comments to this. If they can find something negative about this, I don't want or care about any opinion's, advice or anything about them. I hope you will post more similar new's as it make's made me feel there is still hope for humanity.

i may have to do that. im glad the mods are here to keep things civilized.
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SHE WASN'T COMPETING AGAINST ANYONE. im sure everyone knew before the race started that she would be moving at no where near the speeds of a runner. this was about achieving a goal for her self, not about competition against others. this is not special treatment or giving her an advantage of any kind, she is actually at quite a disadvantage. the fact that you think a mechanical set of legs, allowing a person who is paralyzed from the chest down, is allowing enhancements is something that my mind cant even comprehend. and yes, your comment was deleted by a MOD due to its negative nature toward such a good person.

This. She wasn't competing against the other runner's. She was competing with herself. In another artical it talks about how celebrity's walked along site her for portions of the race to show support and encourage her. The other runner's where Honored that she was able to be apart of the same race as them.

This has nothing to do with sports enhancements and if that is where this artical take's your brain I think you have some problems and need a lesson in compassion.
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i cant believe there have been so many negative comments. kinda makes me regret posting this. sadsmiley.gif
I'm glad you posted it. Made my day better. The negative people would still be negative regardless, but for the rest of us, this is great news. And certainly newsworthy.
We're giving people bionic eyes, bionic suits, it just gets better every day biggrin.gif
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$70,000 price tag.

Quite cheap for being able to walk again.

It brings a whole new meaning to "Pay up or I'll break your legs."
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