Pistorius, 25, Is First Double-Amputee Sprinter to Compete in Olympic Games

South Africa's "Blade Runner," Oscar Pistorius, has made good on living up to his other nickname, "the fastest man on no legs." The four-time Paralympic gold medal winner, 25, qualified for the 400-meter semifinals Saturday, making him the first double-amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics. He runs on prosthetic legs called Flex-Foot Cheetahs. Pistorius came in second in his heat, surpassed by Luguelin Santos, 19, of the Dominican Republic. Pistorius ranked 16 in the standings out of the...Full Story
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