Meet Niki Rellon

Niki Rellon, Author, Inspirational Speaker

First Female To Complete the Entire Appalachian Trail on a Prosthetic Leg

In Niki’s memoir, Push On: My Walk to Recovery on the Appalachian Trail, tells the story of courage and resolve. Her journey will inspire you to never give in, even when it seems like you’re facing impossible odds.

Niki hasn’t let her injury define her, and she continues to participate in numerous sports, always pushing the limits to what she can and will do.

Never give up in life. Because you never know what’s around the corner. Always push on.

~Niki Rellon

  • Trained Chef
  • Trained EMT, Paramedic
  • Certified Ski Instructor/Patrol, Sky Diver, Scuba Diver, Lifeguard
  • Professional German and European Boxing Champion
  • World Champion in Kickboxing in 1998
  • Amateur Triathlete
  • Extensive Bicycle touring from Alaska to Mexico City and through Europe
  • Motorcycle Touring to Alaska and across the USA
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Aspiring Paralympic Athlete

Video Interviews

Sample Electronic Print Coverage on Her First Record

Interview in Adventure Journal

Thru-Hiking the AT on One Leg

New amputee badass Niki Rellon through walking from Georgia to Maine would be a great way to rehab. Written by Hilary Oliver for the Adventure Journal magazine.

Niki Rellon on the Appalachian Trail

Niki Rellon – Facing Life’s Mountains & Valleys on the Appalachian Trail

Written by Robert Sutherland, in the Appalachian Trail blog.

Backpackers Magazine – Out Alive: Free Falling in a Utah Canyon

Niki Rellon, 40, fell 45 feet during a canyoneering expedition in November 2013.

As told to Mary Beth Skylis, article from the Backpackers Magazine.

The Trek

Niki Rellon Writes History on the Appalachian Trail

Niki Rellon, better known as Bionic Woman along the Appalachian Trail, recently etched herself into history as one of the most astounding thru-hikers on Earth.

Niki Rellon on the Appalachian Trail

‘Bionic Woman’ gets leg up while hiking Appalachian Trail

The hardest thing about hiking the Appalachian Trail for Niki Rellon is being called a “trail snail.” Written by Christopher Cousins,

Niki Rellon “Bionic Woman” Lost a Leg & Hiked the Appalachian Trail

Niki Rellon — Bionic Woman — finished her fantastic quest to hike the Appalachian Trail from end to end on December 27, 2015.  Written by Robert Sutherland.

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