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2012 Olympics Video: South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius aka Blade Runner Advances to 400-Meter Semifinals

| by Alex Groberman

Early Saturday morning, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius became the first amputee ever to compete in track at the Olympics. After six years of hard work and an endless amount of speculation about how he would perform, the man known Blade Runner coasted to a second-place finish in the 400-meter qualifier with a time of 45.44.

Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic took first with a time of 45.04.

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Pistorius, 25, was born with no fibulas and had to have both legs amputated before he was even a year old.

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He has won four Paralympics gold medals.

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