The Nike World Headquarters was full of positivity Saturday morning.
From kids to adults, first timers to long timers, Paralympic hopefuls ran clinics on running for the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Lexzy Boyd, a 15-year-old from Vancouver said Saturday’s early wake-up call was a welcomed sight.
The Evergreen High School freshman is a double-amputee, and the proud owner of custom Ossur flex-run running feet with Nike Engineered Soles.
With the help of her new running blades, Boyd’s goal is to run 50 miles.
"I definitely want to raise awareness to other people that, hey, yeah, we're amputees but we are not just amputees, we can do anything you guys can do. We can do it just as well as you or we can do it better," Boyd said.
The running blades alleviate pain in her back and adds to her stamina.
Boyd is one of more than 80 athletes from the Pacific Northwest who came to Nike’s campus to learn, share and befriend others with physical challenges.
Para-triathlete Sara Reinertsen said speaking at clinics like this give her strength by empowering others.
“We're giving people the knowledge of how to be more mobile," said Reinertsen.
In addition to running, the CAF Sport Clinic also offered swimming and sit down Volleyball.
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