boston marathon

Scott Rigsby counsels amputees and teaches them to overcome their fears. He was nearing the finish line during the Boston Marathon on Monday when the bombs exploded. He has since visited the victims who lost limbs in the blast. Rigsby tells Anderson Cooper how he defined his new normal as a double amputee, and how he helps others do the same. See the interview...

boston marathon

Scott Rigsby raced in the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 25th and was only 3 minutes from the finish line when tragedy struck. Rigsby is asking everyone to join him as The Scott Rigsby Foundation launches a fundraising campaign, Boston Aid, to support victims who have suffered loss of limb or mobility as a result of this horrific event. Go to to donate.

May 12, 2012 Pioneer: An Interview with Scott Rigsby
Jon Gilson interviews Scott Rigsby in the lobby of the Sheraton in downtown Boston a day after the 2012 running of the Boston Marathon, which Scott finished in spite of the out-of-season 85 degree heat and some issues with his legs not fitting correctly.

October 31, 2011- The Scott Rigsby Foundation is sending Scott to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina on Tuesday, November 1st to spread the Unthinkable message to our troops. Rigsby will be speaking to hundreds of soldiers at the Special Operations Army base, followed up by a day of physical training with the Warrior Transition Unit.

October 10, 2011- Scott Rigsby crosses the finish line at the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. He completed the race in 16 hours and 22 minutes to the cheers of thousands of onlookers lined along the famed Ali'i Drive. For Rigsby, the second time was as rewarding as the first time in 2007, especially since he dedicated this race toward raising $50,000 for his foundation and Wounded Warriors. See the pre-race interview on Ironman TV.

October 3, 2011 - The Scott Rigsby Foundation announced today that Scott Rigsby, the first double amputee to complete the Ford Ironman World Championship triathlon using prosthetics, and his foundation, are teaming with CA Technologies to help Wounded Warriors and their families to reintegrate into a healthy lifestyle after their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). Read more (attached)

Scott Rigsby speaks at TEDx- Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. See more of Scott's speech.

Rigsby competes in the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship to help Wounded Warriors and Physically Challenged Youth!
Participating with the Scott Rigsby Foundation to raise $50,000 to pay for Wounded Warrior programs and to provide grants to youth in dire need of prosthetic care.

Magic center Dwight Howard gets a technical reprieve - Orlando Sentinel: Special guest Scott Rigsby spoke to Magic players at a chapel service before Monday's game.

Scott Rigsby supports Physically Challenged Athletes at the 2010 Hawaiian Ironman
Scott Rigsby continues his mission of encouraging Physically Challenged individuals to "Do the Unthinkable" at this year's Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

Scott Rigsby Foundation partners with Jackson Healthcare
"We believe in the mission of the Scott Rigsby Foundation," said Shane Jackson, Executive Vice President of Jackson Healthcare, "and encourage all Georgia residents and military veterans to join us in helping raise funds and awareness for individuals facing life-changing mobility challenges."

Scott Rigsby on CBS Atlanta
CBS Atlanta interviews Scott Rigsby to help educate the local community about prosthetics and gets the word out on The Scott RIgsby FOundation ALLIANCE RIDE to support our Wounded Warrirors.

New Wounded Warrior program launched with the support of The Scott Rigsby Foundation
Camp Twin Lakes, the Scott Ribsgy Foundation and Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital launched the first Wounded Warrior Family Retreat this Fall. The weekend retreat welcomed service members, who have been injured on duty, and their immediate family members to Warm Springs' Camp Dream in Warm Springs, Georgia. The injuries that these soldiers sustained range from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, craniofacial reconstruction and sleep disorders.

Scott Rigsby speaks at TEDx Peachtree and reaches the world
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani,Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

World Record Holder Scott Rigsby Finalist for Energizer 'Keep Going' Hall of Fame
First Double Amputee Ironman One of 10 Worldwide Nominees
If you think running a marathon or completing a endurance triathlon to change the world is unthinkable, don't tell Scott Rigsby. The Ironman triathlete, also a double amputee, already holds several world records and doesn't have an end in sight.

Ironmanlife: How About Scott Rigsby? Ironman - Friday, Feb 8, 2008. Kevin Mackinnon profiles an athlete to be featured on the NBC show...

Double Amputee is Ironman
WALB News 10 - December 4, 2007
Having trouble finding inspiration to get off the couch and exercise? Take a look at this: A South Georgia man is now the first double amputee to ever complete an Ironman Triathlon.

Double Amputee Offers Every Runner Inspiration
Runner's World 11/30/97 By John Perra
After losing his legs in an accident, Scott Rigsby forged new ground as a triathlete.

Rigsby Realizes Dream, Completes Hawaii Ironman
Valdosta Daily Times, GA - Nov 11, 2007, By Bryan Fazio
To say Scott Rigsby is an Ironman, is both the unbridled truth and an enormous understatement...

Delta Sky Magazine: Training Day
October 2007, By Brian Cook
Through his remarkable achievements as a triathlete, Scott Rigsby serves as an inspiration to other amputees . . . and to able-bodied athletes, as well.

History made in Greenwood: Double amputee finishes half-ironman on prosthetic legs
October 2, 2006, By Chris Trainor