Many professional athletes entertain us with their strength and competitive spirit. Then, there are those who inspire us with their ability to overcome adversity. We are especially touched by those who are missing a limb, yet use everything else they have to become the best at what they do. Whether it’s grappling on the wrestling mat, crossing the finish line or riding the ocean waves, these five athletes are collectively the true picture of strength.
Written by Jennifer E. Jones, Inspiration Editor
Photo: Bethany Hamilton of SOUL SURFER. Credit: Noah Hamilton, Courtesy of NoahHamiltonPhoto.com