Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Giveaway: Autographed Copy of Unthinkable by Scott Rigsby

Update: Congratulations to winner Jon_Lefkove!




“I want to show people that they can take the life God gave them and use it to do something extraordinary.”
— Scott Rigsby



9 seconds.

That’s how long it took for Scott Rigsby’s life to come crashing down around him.

16 hours, 42 minutes, 46 seconds.

That’s how long it took for Scott Rigsby to make history.

One day when Scott Rigsby was eighteen years old, he was riding in the back of a pickup truck that was towing a three-ton trailer. When the trailer was clipped from behind by an eighteen-wheeler, Scott was thrown over the side and dragged 324 feet before being pinned under the trailer. Later, at the hospital, his right leg was amputated—the first of twenty-six surgeries he would endure over the next ten years, including the loss of his other leg. Doctors said it would be more than a year before he could expect to walk again—let alone run.

Eleven years later, Scott did the unthinkable . . .

On October 13, 2007, after arduous training, he became the first double-leg amputee using prosthetics ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious event, the Ford Ironman World Championship triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey from the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and from his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol, to the dawning realization that God had a greater plan for his life. The unthinkable courage, determination, and faith Scott demonstrated in training for and competing in the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon will inspire and amaze you.

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I helped Scott write his book, and it was a terrific experience. He is a true inspiration.

Scott is offering to autograph a copy of his book for the winner of this giveaway.


HOW TO WIN:



OPTIONAL: For extra entries, you can do any or all of these things:

  • Follow this blog using Google Friend Connect.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You can use this Tweet if you like:

#Giveaway: Win an autographed copy of Scott Rigsby's UNTHINKABLE from @JennaGlatzer - http://bit.ly/c0ln4x

  • Become Scott's friend on Facebook.
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave your link in the comments.

For each thing you do, just leave another comment below. Make sure your e-mail address is in your profile or your comment so I have a way to contact you if you win. We'll choose a winner using random.org's generator on May 31. Thanks for your interest in Scott's story, and good luck!

**CONTEST IS OVER**

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31 comments:

  1. Dear Jenna,
    Hope you are well.
    What a truly inspirational giveaway.
    The one thing that stands out the most for me, from visiting Scott's website is the strong sense of purpose he has, and the drive to make what he wants come true, no matter what. What I have learnt from this, is that we can do anything when we put our whole selfs into it, and he is a prime example of that.
    Thank you Scott. Your inspiration is long lived.

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  2. I am already your follower both via Google Connect and Twitter, and I have also just tweeted about this giveaway! I'm on there under TruAnaGoncalves

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  3. Jenna,
    Just letting you know that Scotts Facebook link isn't working for me. :S It is telling me the page I requested for is not found.

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  4. I learned that he has a foundation that helps create more opportunities for more visibility in paraathletic events.

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  5. On October 13, 2007, after enduring the elements for 16 hours and 43 minutes, Scott Rigsby became the first double-amputee on prosthetics in the world to finish an Ironman distance triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  6. I learned that Scott crossed the finish line at the 140.6 mile Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I follow on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Hello! I found your blog yesterday, and had fun reading through it. I also put a link on my blog to your blog and I have a blurb about Scott's book -- check it out if you can:

    http://pearledda.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

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  10. Okay, I've done all you've asked. :) Friended Scott, followed you on Twitter, blogged about you and Scott, twittered about the giveaway, perused his website, learned about his incredible Ironman in Hawaii, and am on my way to link my FB. Whew!! :)

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  11. He completed 13 triathlons and 5 road races on his way to setting world records for a double below-the-knee amputee in the Full Marathon, Half Ironman, and International Distance Triathlon, earning him a spot on the 2006 USA Triathlon Team.
    This sounds like an amazing book about an amazing man. It must have been so rewarding to work with him. With guys like Scott setting such inspiring examples I guess there's no room for excuses for the rest of us. Bravo Scott!
    AlexDean03@yahoo.com

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  12. I follow your blog via Google Friend Connect.
    AlexDean03@yahoo.com

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  13. I learned that Scott crossed the finish line at the 140.6 mile Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.

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  14. I learned that Scott crossed the finish line at the 140.6 mile Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  15. sign me up this would be amazing 2 have, never got one of these before thanks

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  16. I learned On October 13, 2007, Scott became the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line using prosthetics in the sporting world's most grueling and prestigious event, The Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. GFC Follower.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I learned that He completed 13 triathlons and 5 road races on his way to setting world records for a double below-the-knee amputee in the Full Marathon, Half Ironman, and International Distance Triathlon, earning him a spot on the 2006 USA Triathlon Team

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  19. I learned that Scott Rigsby is a finalist for the Energizer ‘Keep Going’ Hall of Fame.

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  20. I follow you on twitter - choochoo428

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  21. i learned that scott counsels wounded us troops
    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com

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  22. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    follow your blog
    dreamcleavers

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  23. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    follow you on twitter
    dreamcleavers

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  24. dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
    fan of scott on facebook
    lance pearson

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  25. http://twitter.com/Dreamcleavers/status/15106335917
    my tweet
    dreamcleavers@yahoo.com

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  26. I learned that on October 13, 2007, after enduring the elements for 16 hours and 43 minutes, Scott Rigsby became the first double-amputee on prosthetics in the world to finish an Ironman distance triathlon with prosthetics at the 140.6-mile World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

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  27. I sent a friend request to Scott Rigsby on Facebook.

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  28. I learned Scott is a finalist for the Energizer "Keep Going" Hall Of Fame. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  29. Hi Jenna,
    I learned that at one point, Scott was so desparate that he sold his furniture to pay his rent. He's become successful in spite of his adversity. What an incredible human being!
    Betsy Pritts Ickes

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Nice to hear your voice! Er... see your voice? See your text? Bah! You know what I mean.