Disabled Runner Misses Olympic Bid, But He’s Still a Winner

Disabled Runner Misses Olympic Bid, But He’s Still a Winner

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Oscar Pistorius was born without fibulas in both legs. His legs were amputated at 11 months old. That didn’t stop the 21 year old South African from having Olympic sized dreams.

Earlier this year, Pistorius petitioned the IAAF to allow him to compete. There were charges that his artificial blade like legs gave him an advantage. The IAAF ruled in his favor stating there was no evidence that the blades made him run faster.

Friday Pistorius ran the race of his life. He had a personal best. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough. He needed a time of 45.55 and came in at 46.25.

Pistorius will be competing at the Paralympic Games in September. However, he’ll be training seriously for the next Olympics in 2012.

You can read more about Oscar Pistorius on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius#Early_years_and_education

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