Physical Challenge: Single Leg Below-Knee Amputee
Sports: Yoga, Triathlon, Mountain Climbing
Hometown: San Diego, CA
In 2005, Tara was driving home on the freeway in San Diego when she was involved in a minor car accident. While pulled over and out of her car, she was struck by another vehicle going 72mph, catapulting her across two lanes. She was in a coma for 10 days and had to have a metal rod inserted into her right leg and her left leg had to be amputated. She has made an incredible recovery since her accident and thanks to her network of support and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, she has run the New York City Marathon, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt Whitney, competes in triathlon and is a dedicated yogi. She recently ran the Empire State Building Run Up and won the female division . She continues to stay active and inspire many with her story.