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Bethany Hamilton and the 23rd annual Gazelle Rally

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Learning On The Fly

Photograph By Nicole Dreon

Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack at age 13, did the bulk of the driving during the race even though she had relatively little experience and her truck had no modifications. "This is on another level of challenging because I came into this as an amateur," says Hamilton. "In surfing, I'm a professional. As an amateur here, some days you have wipe outs and some days you have good rides."