Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inspiring Person #10

Oscar Pistorius. He was born in 1986 with no fibula in either leg. When he was 11 months old, his legs were amputated halfway between his knees and ankles. He played rugby, water polo and tennis during school. In addition, Pistorius took part in club Olympic wrestling. After a serious rugby knee injury, he was introduced to running in January 2004 while undergoing rehabilitation, and "never looked back". He holds the Paralympic World Records in the 100, 200 & 400 meter races and just missed qualifying for the Beijing Olympics.


  1. People like this make me feel so ungrateful. And lazy. And therefore they inspire me too.

  2. That's how I feel, too. If this guy can run, and run as fast as the fastest fully able bodied people, I can run the marathon.