SOUTH JORDAN – “Every one of these has some special meaning,” said 58-year-old as he sorts through 50 medals, each from a different state.
Years ago, Hurst never thought he’d ever earn even one.
“I cannot honestly believe it, and it feels like a dream,” Hurst said.
Hurst lost his left leg when he was 21 in a motorcycle crash.
“I still wanted to do a marathon, even though I knew it was impossible, I still had a dream,” he said.
When he first started trying to run, Hurst’s prosthetic leg was wooden and he couldn’t even make it a mile. The pain was excruciating, he said, but throughout the years and miles technology advanced.
“When I finally got this,” Hurst said, pointing to his running prosthetic leg. “It is just, it’s like science fiction. Within a week I was going from running 3 miles to 5 miles, and within a month I was up to 7 miles every day.”
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