Found July 04, 2012 on
The Victory Formation:
It seemed that South African Track and Field star Oscar Pistorius’ dream of reaching the Olympics was all but over after failing to qualify individually in the 400 meters. The double-amputee failed to reach the Olympic ‘A’ Standard time by .25 seconds in his final attempt. However, the journey to London continues as he has [...]
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The man they call "Blade Runner" has been making history his whole track and field career. Now, he's set to top everything he's done before. Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who is also a double below-knee amputee and runs on a pair of carbon fiber prostheses, was selected by his country's Olympic committee on Wednesday to run not only in the 4x400...
Double amputee Oscar Pistorius is going to the London Olympics after being selected for South Africa's 4x400 relay team.
Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete ever to compete at the Olympics. South Africa's Olympic committee picked him Wednesday.
The selection eased Pistorius' disappointment at his failure to qualify in the individual 400 meters...
This just qualifies as a cool story... and when you listen below, the first question is the best part:
"What's it like to run in two Olympics in the same year...?"
South Africa's "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was named to the 400 meter squad and the 4x400 relay team. The South African committee waited until the very last to...
Oscar Pistorius was selected Wednesday to run in both the individual 400 meters and the 4x400 relay at the London Olympics, clearing the way for him to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.