As an athlete, sleep is as essential as my training. Sleep is one of the most important forms of recovery to repair my body, rest my mind, and ready me for the next days workout. Having a place to sleep that is both extremely comfortable and also enhances my recovery, is paramount.
Brian Reynolds is the fastest American amputee. In April 2018, he set the world record at the London Marathon for the fastest below the knee amputee, in 3 hours 3 mins. In March 2019 he set another World Record at the NYC Half marathon coming in at 1 hour 19 mins. He did it again at the Reykjavík Half Marathon in August of the same year.
His sights are set to complete a marathon in under 3 hours, which has never been accomplished by an American amputee.
At the age of four, Reynolds contracted meningococcemia which resulted in a bilateral amputations below the knee. Despite this, he remained active, first playing local town sports such as baseball and basketball, then in college as a competitive powerlifter.
After graduating college, he joined a team that raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. There he trained for his first endurance event, hiking the Grand Canyon. Hiking gave Reynolds the courage to begin running.
It took 2 months to run his first mile and just two years later Reynolds was running at competitive level.