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Blade Runner
by Oscar Pistorius


Overview - At 11 months old, Oscar Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee. His mother wrote a letter to be read by Oscar when he was grown up: "A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run." On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life.  Read more...

 
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Overview
At 11 months old, Oscar Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee. His mother wrote a letter to be read by Oscar when he was grown up: "A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run." On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life. Oscar received his first pair of prosthetic legs at just17 months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invinciblerunning, climbing, and, with the encouragement of his older brother, getting into any mischief he could. Throughout the course of his life Oscar has battled to overcome extraordinary difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Now a world-renowned athlete holding two Paralympic Games world records for the 100m and 200m, Oscar faces his ultimate fight: to fulfil the dream of competing at the 2012 Olympics. "Blade Runner" charts the extraordinary development of one of the most gifted sportsmen and inspirational figures on the planetrom immobilizd child to world-class sprinter."


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  • ISBN-13: 9780753519394
  • ISBN-10: 0753519399
  • Publisher: Virgin Books
  • Publish Date: July 2009
  • Page Count: 186
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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