Articles Tagged ‘double-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