Inspiration: Oscar Pistorius, Blade Runner

Sometimes I look at the treadmill and say. No, not today! I’m too pooped. I’m sure it happens to you too. But don’t let it stop you. It never stopped Oscar Pistorius a double-amputee sprinter, who despite running on metal legs qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Here he talks about running:



Sadly Blade Runner, as he has been nicknamed, failed to qualify for Beijing, but he’s got his sights set on the 2012 Olympics in London, England. I’ll be pulling for him.

Image credit: pirelli

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Steve - April 19, 2009 9:19 AM

This man got so much grief in his attempt to compete, the idea that he had an advantage over other runners (based on a quick study by all of one scientist).

Sprinting has hardly been a level playing field over the years, riddled with performance enhancing drugs going back even before our Ben Johnson.

Cheers, Steve

Carol Dowdle - January 17, 2011 8:47 AM

For Oscar Pistorius, I have read your book, you are a true inspiration. Well done for all your efforts and achievements.

A friend of mine is a double amputee, he wants to know if he had blades, if there a possibility he could cycle.

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