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Robin Brueckmann

May 30, 2012

Road To The Olympics: Robin Brueckmann, Part 2

In this series, the Chronicle follows seven riders as they seek to fulfill their Olympic dreams in London in 2012.

Things have been going really well. I’m feeling much more comfortable, which makes a big difference in everything I do. [Brueckmann, who suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, underwent a voluntary leg amputation in November to make herself more comfortable in and out of the saddle.]

March 5, 2012

Road To The Olympics: Robin Brueckmann, Part 1

In this series, the Chronicle follows seven riders as they seek to fulfill their Olympic dreams in London in 2012.

Looking ahead toward London, I was really thinking outside the box. All of last year was spent preparing for getting my right leg amputated so I would be more comfortable. [Brueckmann suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a pain disorder. She was classified as a Grade IV para rider in 1998 based on the secondary paralysis in her right lower leg. RSD itself is not classifiable.]

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