The Olympic athlete who runs on carbon-fiber blades (Don't miss this story and photo series)
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Here's an unusual story from The AP that we wanted to share with you.
By clicking on the link below you'll also see the five photos that illustrate it.
All the best, Peninsula Daily News
Column: Pistorius revolutionizes Olympic notions
By JOHN LEICESTER
Associated Press Sports Columnist
LONDON (AP) — There are times when history only becomes clear with hindsight and others — rarer, more goose-bumpy — when you actually feel it being made.
Oscar Pistorius revolutionizing our notions of what is possible with every clink, clink of his prosthetic legs on the London Olympic running track was one such moment.
A double-amputee, tearing down the finish straight on carbon-fiber blades. You almost had to rub your eyes to believe it.
Then again, Pistorius' gift to us all is that he has made this seem not at all strange.
By running 400 meters in 45.44 seconds, Pistorius showed how absurd it is to think of him as "disabled."
Read more and see the photos: http://hosted2.ap.org/WAPAN/APSports/Article_2012-08-04-OLY-John-Leicester-040812/id-49cde7fdb6024f09a19855e3173ac21b
Last modified: August 04. 2012 9:09PM