According to him, he's not missing the entire toe, but still has a decent portion of it. He even said that if any more was cut off, then his running career would've been over.
Anyone heard of Paul McMullen? Missing a big toe and setting PRs in his 30s
There was a guy that ran when I was in HS that shot his big toe off during a hunting accident (I think he put the barrel of the gun on it whan going over a fence or something). Anyway, shot it right off. Came back a year later to run mid 16's for 5K XC.
If you have an arthritic big toe that prevents you from running, can you have it amputated and resume training?
And persons who lost their thumbs in machinery or other misadventure don't have big toes either!!
persons with prosthetic limbs don't have big toes