Shalini Saraswathi is a quadruped amputee, meaning she has lost both her arms and her legs. But then, that hasn’t stopped her from wanting to achieve her dreams. Shalini now plans to participate and run in the TCS World 10K in Bangalore, a 10km run marathon which is open for participants over the age of 15.
Shalini is using advanced prosthesis, a form of carbon-fibre running blades loaned to her by Ottobock, a German company. However, these aren’t for regular use as they are extremely expensive. Shalini has taken them on loan specially for the event and even on rent, they cost her a whopping Rs 10 lakhs! She has already practiced on the race route selected and is now hoping to finish the final race on Sunday.
Source : http://www.india.com/whatever/she-might-have-lost-both-her-arms-and-legs-but-thats-not-stopping-shalini-from-participating-in-a-marathon-contest-1179761/