Articles Tagged ‘amputee’

Running on Hope

Running the ING New York City marathon on Sunday, Smithtown resident Michael LaForgia hoped to beat his best marathon time—4 hours and 55 minutes. With a finish time of 6 hours, 20 minutes, he didn’t meet that goal but was elated nonetheless. The Big Apple race was his first marathon as a double-amputee, after contracting bacterial meningitis in 2005.

“I really, really wanted to do better, but considering where I’ve come from and the condition of my right leg, I’m pleased that I finished,” LaForgia said