Wearing matching Superman shirts, John Pulliam and his wife, Cary Liner, said they were most proud of each other after finishing the AJC Peachtree Road Race on Saturday.
“He’s my superman,” Liner said.
“She’s my hero,” Pulliam said.
Pulliam completed 10k race while wearing a prosthetic blade on his missing right leg, the result of a motorcycle accident two years ago. It was his first time competing in a 10K race wearing the blade.
Because of the rain and wet conditions, he said he didn’t try to run. He walked the 6.2-mile course. Of course, as he get tried to walk through the swamp that was Piedmont Park, he said he fell three times. Btu he made it through the experience with no serious injuries, and secured his prized medal for completing the first race in the Triple Peach series.
Pulliam will next compete in the swimming race in Hiawassee on July 12th and then The Chattahoochee Challenge triathlon in two weeks.
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