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Canyon Country man cycles 100 miles for charity

Posted: November 14, 2011 4:59 p.m.
Updated: November 14, 2011 4:59 p.m.

Canyon Country resident Kevin Korenthal, a partial leg amputee, completed his first 100-mile bicycle ride during Solvang's Finest Century event on Saturday.

Korenthal participated in the event, which benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation, twice before, completing half rides. This time, he went the distance.

"It was a phenomenal ride - it was almost magical," Korenthal said. "I've suffered some discomfort in the past, but for this ride, I was taking good care of myself, monitoring my weight - which is important as an amputee - and as a result I suffered no discomfort or injury."

Korenthal said that not every amputee is able to ride a bicycle long distances.

Korenthal, who lost part of his left leg after a car crash in 2004, still has his left knee, which bicycle riding more possible.

Korenthal finished the ride in eight hours.

He said he has raised $2,945 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps people with physical disabilities maintain active lifestyles.




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