Jim MacLaren

 

 

Age: 47

 

Summary: award-winning author and motivational speaker known for his record-breaking performances in the marathon and Ironman triathlon after he had lost his left leg below the knee in a 1985 motorcycle accident, which inspired members of the community to raise funds to allow him to purchase a van so he could drive with his hands.

 

 

Cause of Death: Infection

 

Born: April 13, 1963

 

Died: August 31, 2010

 

Location: Akron, Pennsylvania