Lindsay Nielsen's Athletic Vitae

  • Began running at age 40 in 1995
  • Has run 15 marathons to date
  • 1997 Earned World Best for Marathon
  • 1997 Disabled National Track Championships - Took 5 Gold Medals 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, earned national records for 400m, 800m, 1500m
  • 1997 Named Disabled Female Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee
  • 1998 Earned Gold Medal and World Record in the 400m, Bronze in the 100m at the World Championships in Birmingham England
  • 1999 Earned Gold Medal and 2 Silver Medals at the International Games in Barcelona Spain
  • 1999 Regained the Marathon World Best in Las Vegas
  • 1999 Earned World Records in the 400m and the 800m and earned 4 Gold Medals (200m, 400m, 200m, 800m) at the World Games in Sydney Australia
  • 1999 Earned Gold Medals 100m, 200m, 400m, Javelin Shot Put, Disabled National Championships
  • 1999 Named Runner of the Year by Northern Lights Women Running Club
  • 2000 Represented the United States at the Paralympic Games in Sydney Australia, 5th in 200m finals
  • 2000 Recipient Wilma Rudolph Award, Women and Sports Foundation
  • 2001 Earned the World Best for the 1500m
  • 2001 National Record for the 200m, 1500m at National Championships
  • 2002 Earned the World Best in the Half Marathon
  • 2003 Earned Silver Medal at the Triathlon World Championships in New Zealand
  • 2004 Became first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman Triathlon
  • 2004 Named Female Physically Challenged Triathlete of the Year by United States Triathlon Association
  • 2004 Recipient Inspiration Award by Midwest Multi-Sports