One of the World’s Toughest Mudders had Perthes as a child!

Matthew Salerno writes : Just wanted to let you know that I had legg perthes as a child. I also had hip arthroscopy in May at John Hopkins to alleviate some discomfort it was giving me. Despite this, after rehabbing from my surgery I got myself back into top condition and was able to compete in several races these past few months. Among these races , one of these races was the World’s Toughest Mudder.

I finished in the the top 5% of my qualifying Tough Mudder race to be able to participate. At the race I was able to complete over 36 miles of obstacles and running in my first venture of such a distance. I know that complications from Perthes will always be around the corner , but I’m not letting them beat me.Hopefully this serves as a small gesture of motivation and hope for kids and adults who are letting this beat them down.