>> Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I have discovered a new hero in the last few days. I was watching the Track and Field World Championships in Korea (On my TV, I wasn't in Korea) and I was introduced to this guy....
|South African runner Oscar Pistorius|
Oscar was born with congenital absence of the fibula in both legs. When he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between his knees and ankles. I don't know that much about him, but I do know that he is F-A-S-T, he won a gold medal in the 400 m last year in Italy.
Not only does he not have legs (he is known as the "fastest man with no legs"), he is one of the fastest men on the planet. I really have to bow down to people like this, they leave me in awe. I have so much respect for him, I know that if I had my legs amputated I would probably lock myself in a room and wallow in my pity.
In my books he is so damn "super", that he puts Batman that i was going to write about to shame.
*Thanks Anonymous for the comment, I made the correction.