Pistorius is a 4-time Paralymic gold medalist and dons the nickname Blade Runner thanks to his carbon-fibre prosthetics. Following his Olympic debut, Pistorius has now adopted another nickname, The People's Champion. Both of his legs were amputated just below the knee when Pistorius was 11-months old. He attended his first sprint session in January of 2004 and won his first Paralymic gold in September of that same year. O ya, he also set the Paralympic record too. NBD!
Now here's something that really pisses me off. Critics of Pistorius (ya, I have no idea how this man has critics, but he does) say that his carbon-fibre prothetics give him unfair advantage in competitions. I'm not even going to acknowledge that process with any more commentary.
Some wise words from Oscar Pistorius: "You are not disabled by the disabilities you have; you are able by the abilities you have."
This guy is simply amazing and you know what else would be amazing?! A donation to the cause I am running for - I run because they (refugees) have to.