The following is a guest post written by Dixie Somers.
Several athletes who are faced with physical challenges have gone the distance and excelled in athletic performance. These athletes have been able to push through adversity while touching lives and inspiring millions of people worldwide. Here are five of the top athletes who have managed to excel in the sporting world despite of their disabilities.
This football player did not let his disability stop him from becoming a legend in the sport. Born without any fingers or toes on his right hand and foot, this determined athlete had a special kicking shoe made so that he could still play. He even set a record in the NFL for his 63-yard field goal kick and managed to catapult the New Orleans Saints to victory during the final seconds of a game in 1970 against the Detroit Lions.