Double amputee Pistorius makes Olympic history
Peter Fleckenstein stashed this in No Excuses
Pete, thanks for sharing!
This guy is unbelievable:
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius made history on Saturday when he became the first double amputee to compete in an athletics event at the Olympics.
The 25-year-old qualified for the semi-finals of the 400 metres by running a season's best of 45.44 seconds in finishing second.
Pistorius, who had both legs amputated below the knee before he was aged one, because of a congenital condition, runs on carbon fibre blades.
He is also due to run in the 4x400m relay at the Games.
Ok, you're right, I need to do better in my life!
Every time I get into a funk (the mouse wheel starts running) someone or thing pops into my life and slaps the bejeezus out of me.
Pistorius (What better name is that!) is just one person who reminds me how the very tiniest things in my life present the most grateful of moments.
P.S. - Diggin' PandaWhale man!
Thanks Pete -- me too!
Pistorius is a great name -- as is his nickname, Blade Runner: