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Awards were given to the top male and female finishers in each age group, as well as to the male and female overall winners. Among the runners were several injured war veterans, including Maj. David Rozelle, of the U.S. Army, who ran the race on a prosthetic foot. Maj. Rozelle was injured in Iraq on June 21, 2003, and was a speaker at the Annual Meeting.“It’s a great honor to be here,” he said. “We’ve got a group of about six [amputees] here today; a couple ran, a couple walked, and a couple cheered. You know, these guys have a really great spirit and there’s not a quitter among them, and I’m really proud to represent them every time.”


Published 3/1/2007
Peter Pollack

Hundreds turn out for fund raising fun run

On Friday, Feb. 16, a capacity crowd of 300 runners took part in the AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting Sunrise 5K Run along the edge of San Diego Bay, raising more than $7,000 for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

Richard F. Kyle, MD, and Maj. David Rozelle, who ran the race on a prosthetic foot, cross
the finish line.

Maj. Rozelle has remained active, competing in two Iron Man competitions and running several marathons since his injury, but he chose the Sunrise Run to debut his new leg, after receiving a below-the-knee revision on Nov. 30, 2006. He credited his orthopaedic surgeon, Donald A. Gajewski, MD, of Walter Reed Medical Center with the excellent job that resulted in his being able to participate. “This is the first time I’ve run since my amputation,” he said. “I’m really excited about my new leg.”

Winners: Male Division
Overall Matthew Halsey, MD
29 and under Otis Fugelso
30 to 39: Shaun Peterson, MD
40 to 49: Eric D. Hoffman, MD
50 to 59: Mark McGuire
60 to 69: William P. Cooney III, MD
70 and over: Blair C. Filler, MD

Winners: Female Division
Overall: Tiffany Mountz
29 and under: L. Shah
30 to 39: Tracy Rupke, MD
40 to 49: Esther Schaftel
50 to 59: Paula McAndrew
60 to 69: Karen Scanlon
70 and over: Dodie Filler