Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 12/17/12
South African sprinter amputee Oscar Pistorius may be an unconventional choice for athlete of the year, but his accomplishments in sports this year, particularly at the Olympics, cannot be ignored for their bravery and unparalleled achievement. Pistorius made Olympic history with his entry into the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meter relay races. It was not just Olympic history, though; it was world history. Pistorius took all the odds against him and threw them away,  into oblivion, as he raced around the track like a futuristic and bionic marvel. The ‘Blade Runner’ nickname suits him perfectly. LeBron James is the conventional choice for athlete of the year, and there is nothing wrong with this choice. Sports Illustrated recently named LeBron its Sportsman of the Year. LeBron not only won many honors and championships, but he also turned the public’s ire and scorn for him into respect and admiration. And he did this mostly through humility. Lebron had to lose first, with missteps along the
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