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Jami Goldman's book "Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story"
To purchase a copy of Jami's book, you can email her at pararunner@hotmail.com

 

JAMI GOLDMAN

Jami GoldmanAt nineteen years old, Jami was returning from a ski trip with a friend by car when they were trapped in a snowstorm for 11 days.  Jami suffered severe frost bite on her toes, ears, fingers and nose, and while the girls were eventually rescued, Jami had to have both legs amputated below the knee.  Like many people who lose a limb, Goldman refused to give up on herself. Self-pity is not in her character. She learned to use artificial legs, and while she was adjusting, she earned a BA in child development in 1996 from California State at Long Beach.

Jami Goldman at the parkToday, twenty-two years later, Jami has competed in the U.S., Germany, Australia, and England and is the world's fastest double amputee, below the knee, among women track runners. She holds the world record in her class for the 1500 meter sprint and she is the only double-below-knee amputee in the world to complete a 1/2 marathon..

Human Designs fit Jami with her "Cheetah" prosthetic limbs specifically designed for running, with J-design feet to give her a spring.  Jami's heels are carbon-fiber so that she has a smooth fluid motion in her gait.  She seems to almost glide as she gracefully walks.

 

Jami Goldman racing wearing Cheetah Legs (image from book cover of Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story

Jami is a world-class athlete,motivational speaker and is the author of "Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story." 

"My winning increases the awareness of people with physical disabilities competing in sports, and of women competing in sports," Goldman says.