The Ultimate Comeback
Luke Fitzwater's Heroic Return to Endurance Sports
After being sidelined by a knee injury during a college football game, Montana Native, Luke Fitzwater found that he loved the bike and started mountain bike racing. Eventually, Luke transitioned into endurance sports and began competing in duathlons and triathlons in the Flathead area.
However, in the spring of 2016, Luke was hit head-on by a drunk driver and suffered a catastrophic ankle injury that leads to 5 surgeries, and difficult conversations about amputation. Rather than taking a traditional approach to the injury, Luke was able to work with Hangar, Inc. and now utilizes a breakthrough exoskeletal device called the ExoSym.
Continual rehabilitation, hard work, and a strict supplemental routine now allow Luke to be as active as he was before! Luke continues to tackle century rides and races and is only getting faster.
As seen in Endurance News #114
Huge thank you to Luke Fitzwater for sharing his story with us. Right away, we knew that his story was special and that his positive attitude and desire to ride played an enormous impact on his recovery. We are honored to have held a role in enhancing his recovery with our supplements and nutritional knowledge. Hammer On!