Sarah Reinertsen Videos
Nike launched a new ad last week with the tagline “If they think your dreams are crazy, show them what crazy dreams can do” #justdoit. Sarah is featured in the opening shot demonstrating all kinds of emotions surface in the world of competitive sports for women as well as men. The ad also features superb, celebrated and inspiring athletes including Simone Biles, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Chloe Kim, members of the US Women’s National Soccer Team and Serena Williams.
Dream Crazier shines a spotlight on female athletes who have broken barriers, brought people together through their performance and inspired generations of athletes to chase after their dreams.
This follows a spotlight video of Sarah’s “Crazy Dream” of competing and finishing the Hawaii Ironman one more time this last year in 2018.
Here is the text from the video voiceover:
If we show emotion, we’re called dramatic. If we want to play against men, we’re nuts. And if we dream of equal opportunity, we’re delusional. When we stand for something, we’re unhinged. When we’re too good, there’s something wrong with us. And if we get angry, we’re hysterical, irrational, or just being crazy.
But a woman running a marathon was crazy. A woman boxing was crazy. A woman dunking, crazy. Coaching an NBA team, crazy. A woman competing in a hijab; changing her sport; landing a double-cork 1080; or winning 23 grand slams, having a baby, and then coming back for more, crazy, crazy, crazy, and crazy.
So if they want to call you crazy, fine. Show them what crazy can do.
KABC LA recently interviewed Sarah about the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and how it was instrumental in helping her and is today helping many people gain better health and reach their athletic dreams and goals.
“CAF is a nonprofit here in California that actually serves people with disabilities around the world. They pay for those running prosthetics, they pay for my cycling leg. Anywhere from $15,000 to $35,000 out of pocket,” said Reinertsen.KABC LA interview
Sarah wants everyone with disabilities to be aware of the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation so that they too can get in contact with them if they want help in living a healthier lifestyle.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is in its 25 year history and has raised over 50 million dollars to aid athletes with disabilities.
Inspiring others to do the same as Sarah crosses the finish line, it’s not just for her. It’s also for the little girls with disabilities like hers. USA Today talked with Sarah after her race in the Hawaii Ironman Kona race.
The Ironman World Championship is a cruel, uncompromising and unyielding examination of body and mind.
Don’t even ask about any concessions, however young, old, injured, or bone-weary you are. Or, in the case of Sarah Reinertsen, you’re trying to complete the whole darned, miserable thing, all 140 miles of it, as an amputee with a prosthetic leg.
Short interview and feature of Sarah’s dream to finish the Kona Ironman one more time in 2018. Proving you don’t need two legs to dream and achieve.