Female leg amputee completes thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

Female leg amputee completes thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
Female leg amputee completes thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

Mount Katahdin, Maine (WSLS) — A new record was set on the Appalachian Trail this past Sunday.

Niki Rellon became the first female leg amputee to complete a thru-hike of the 2,190 mile trail.

Rellon’s journey started in March at the trail’s beginning point in Springer Mountain, Georgia. The long hike finally ended Sunday when she arrived at Mount Katahdin in Maine.

During the trip, Rellon suffered some setbacks involving her prosthetic leg. She even got frostbite.

The former triathlete says she now plans on writing a book.

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