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Louisville man runs race with prosthetic limb

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - We all get knocked down in life, but the people who get ahead are those who never look back.

Robbie Isabel is one man who continues to look forward. Isabel, who has a prosthetic limb following a hunting accident, is running in the Anthem 5K race, which is part of the Louisville Triple Crown.

Isabel said he is running the race to prove to himself that he can do it and that nothing is going to hold him back.

WDRB was there when Isabel tested out his new prosthetic for the first time.

Runners came together to raise money, and support Isabel's goal of getting back on the road.

This community has been awesome for me. Every where you go somebody's there to support you, somebody's there to run with you, somebody's there to help you out and give you pointers, its great," said Isabel.

Six months later, he's running better than ever.

"It took a while to get used to, but once I figured it out, it was a lot smoother, a lot easier on my body. It's made a big difference," Isabel said.

It's a difference he hopes to see at the finish line.

Isabel is running the Triple Crown series this year, starting with the 5K Saturday morning. "I expect a lot better times, a lot less energy use, and to feel better at the end," Isabel said.

This year marks Isabel's second running of the Triple Crown since the accident.

"Last year, I set personal records in all three races. They got easier as they went along, but I had a few setbacks with injuries and stuff, but I'm getting better. I think I'll be ready this year."

Isabel is ready to hit the road running, and continue racking up the miles leading up to each race.

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