Hector Picard is the first double-arm amputee to finish an Ironman.
Picard lost his arms in a work-related accident when 13,000 volts of electricity went through his body twice while he working on a substation transformer. He had never done a triathlon before the accident, but then life propelled him to take on swimming, biking, and running without arms.
We stopped by his home in Ft. Lauderdale last week to film a feature on him, and while we were there, he took us to his local basketball court.
Picard designed and built his own arm for shooting a basketball, which was a pure joy to watch in action. He also issued a challenge to Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade.
Share this video on social media. Let’s see if we can get Picard and Wade together for a game of 1-on-1.
Our money is on Picard.