Publisher description for Amped : a soldier's race for gold in the shadow of war / Kortney Clemons with Bill Briggs.


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The inspirational story of an Iraq vet chasing American glory in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics
Kortney Clemons was a medic in Iraq before a roadside bomb took his right leg. Now armed with a high-tech prosthesis, he's fighting a new war, trying to become a sprinter on the 2008 U.S. Paralympic team bound for Beijing. Amped is the inspirational story of his quest, a story that's already earned him notice in USA Today and on CNN and made him an ABC News "Person of the Week" and one of Essence magazine's "Do Right Men."
Kortney Clemons (Little Rock, MS) is a student at Penn State and in training for the 2008 Paralympic games. Bill Briggs (Denver, CO) is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer who has written for the Miami Herald, MSNBC.com, and the Financial Times, among others.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Clemons, Kortney, -- 1980-
Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Athletes with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.