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#firefighterninja update + questionable rehab

July 26th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Firefighter and fellow ATR recoveree Dennis Lappen qualified for the American Ninja Warrior finals in Vegas! His city finals run didn’t make the telecast, but here’s his inspirational qualifying run, which also documents his on-course double rupture from last year:

Before my rupture, it was a dream of mine to try out for the show. I think my feelings have changed now that my body has reminded me that I am 35, but who knows how I’ll feel next year.

Here’s a vid of me “warming up” for some unbooted pool walks yesterday. It isn’t of any rehab value, but the neighborhood kids get a kick out of seeing my “robo-leg” sticking out of the water.

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