Hip Resurfacing - Notable Athletes

Notable Athletes

There are many athletes with resurfaced hips that continue to compete at the personal and the professional level in a myriad of activities. They include:

  • Ron Noreman, who on July 24, 2010 won the Masters Division of the NPC Empire States Bodybuilding Championships only 5 months after hip resurfacing surgery.
  • Cory Foulk, who finished a marathon three months after his surgery, and finished 11th in the Ultraman world championship eleven months later
  • Ian MacLaren, of the Torashin Karate Club, who is believed to be the first 5th dan Karate-ka in the world to have had both hips resurfaced
  • Floyd Landis, the 2006 Tour de France winner (until disqualified). His procedure was performed after the Tour win.
  • Joe Tierney completed the 2011 and 2012 Syllamo's Revenge 50-mile endurance race 18 and 30 months, respectively, after resurfacing surgery on his left hip. This singletrack course through the Ozark Mountains has been designated as "epic" by the International Mountain Bike Association.

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