→ Olympic Blade Runner

The story of Oscar Pistorious, the South African Olympic athlete who had both legs amputated at the knee, has been one of the most heartwarming of the Olympics. Dan Wetzel recaps part of the race today:

When Pistorius got the baton, they were in eighth place, but he dug deep, turned it on during the backstretch, barreled through the second turn, and gave every ounce he had until he crossed the line.

South Africa was still in eighth, but Pistorius’s split of 45.67 was second-fastest on the team. They picked up .17 seconds on Venezuela and .62 on Belgium, the seventh- and sixth-place finishers, respectively.

I hope that we get to see the Blade Runner on the international stage for many years to come.