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Running on high-tech legs: Aimee Mullins on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

In this TED archive video from 1998, paralympic sprinter Aimee Mullins talks about her record-setting career as a runner, and about the amazing carbon-fiber prosthetic legs (then a prototype) that helped her cross the finish line. (Recorded February 1998 in Monterey, California. Duration: 20:43.)

Watch Aimee Mullins’ talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 360+ TEDTalks — including more talks on medicine without borders.

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Comments (2)

  • JaeKyung Jeong commented on Mar 7 2014

    Such a wonderful story that I had never heard before. I thought that “What effort must have gone in to these glories”. I am sure that you must do everything you can do. So, as you said, I will take up challenges and do it as best I can.

  • Sasha Lin commented on Feb 5 2010

    Aimee Mullins is an inspiration. She highlights positive body image. She is featured on girlcrushoftheday. http://girlcrushoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/02/aimee-mullins.html