Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inspiring Person #4

Glenn Cunningham. Cunningham's legs were very badly burned in a schoolhouse fire when he was eight. The doctors predicted he might never walk normally again. He had lost all the flesh on his knees and shins and all the toes on his left foot. You can see the damage in the photo.

In the 1932 Olympics he took 4th place in the 1500 m.
In the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he took silver in the 1500 meters.
In 1934, he set the world record for the mile at 4:06.8, which stood for three years.
In 1938, he set a world record in the indoor mile run of 4:04.4.

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