Skip navigation

Sarah Reinersten scoops 2006 ESPY award

Big names from the sports and entertainment worlds gathered recently in Hollywood to celebrate and pay homage to sporting superstars of 2006. Among them was Team Ossur's Sarah Reinertsen, voted Best Female Athlete with a Disability. Congratulations Sarah - you rock!

Sarah Reinertsen - Ironman 2005Sarah became the world?s first female amputee to complete the formidable Hawaii Ironman in 2005. With an exceptional talent for sprinting and distance running, Sarah is an accomplished triathlete and a great inspiration for many people. Achieving things which might not at first seem possible she has taken time along the way to help others envisage and realize their true potential. An exemplary member of Team Ossur, Sarah is also a proud spokesperson and advocate of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

Hosted memorably by last year?s winner, the record-breaking cyclist Lance Armstrong, America?s most prestigious sports industry awards were presented on July 12th and broadcast on television on the 16th. As well as his presenting role - the first time this has been undertaken by an athlete - Lance picked up the award for Best Male Athlete for the fourth consecutive year!

A record 12.1 million votes were cast by fans voting online, fans who, for the third year running determined who the final winners were. Best golfer went to Tiger Woods - a fitting prelude to his win this weekend at the British Open. The Arthur Ashe Courage Award was presented to two young women representing a growing number of brave, young female athletes who play in the organized soccer leagues in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Our congratulations go to all the event?s winners and nominees with a special mention for the skier Laurie Stephens; sled dog racer Rachel Scdoris; Nordic skier Steve Cook; wrestler Anthony Robles and football player Bobby Martin.

Marlon ShirleyLast year another Team Ossur star Marlon Shirley - the world?s fastest amputee - became a two-time recipient of the prestigious award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.

Excellence in Sports Performance awards
The ESPY awards, as they are known, were created by the Entertainment Sports Premier Network, the biggest sports cable network in the US.

Full winners list on the awards website (opens in a new window)

Team Ossur
Sarah ReinerstenAs a Team Ossur member, Sarah is among several elite athletes and individuals recognized and supported by Ossur who excel in their chosen career sport. By helping to bring the impressive achievements of amputees to the forefront of public awareness, Team Ossur members embody the spirit of Life Without Limitations.