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Saturday August 23rd 2014

Blade runner makes Olympic history

Oscar Pistorius, known as the blade runner, made history this week when he competed in the London 2012 Olympic games and made the semi-final of the 400m for men.

80,000 adoring fans were on hand to watch him make history Saturday as the first amputee to compete in track at the Olympics.

“I’ve worked for six years … to get my chance,” said the South African, who finished second and advanced to Sunday night’s semifinals. “I found myself smiling in the starting block. Which is very rare in the 400 metres.”

Oscar  was born without fibulas and his legs were amputated below the knee before he was a year old.

This incredible story illustrates that anything is possible in life and those who work hard will be rewarded.