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Blade Runner is the inspirational memoir of Oscar Pistorius. Discover his incredible, emotional journey from disabled toddler to international sports phenomenon.

At eleven 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 just seventeen months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invincible: running, 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 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 planet — from immobilized child to world-class sprinter.

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OSCAR PISTORIUS was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as the 'Blade Runner' and 'the fastest man on no legs', Pistorius is the double-amputee world-record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m events, and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs.

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Blade Runner is the inspirational memoir of Oscar Pistorius. Discover his incredible, emotional journey from disabled toddler to international sports phenomenon.

At eleven 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 just seventeen months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invincible: running, 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 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 planet — from immobilized child to world-class sprinter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753540855
Author:
Pistorius, Oscar
Publisher:
Virgin Books
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 COLOUR SECTION
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Track and Field

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"Synopsis" by , OSCAR PISTORIUS was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as the 'Blade Runner' and 'the fastest man on no legs', Pistorius is the double-amputee world-record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m events, and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs.
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