Photo from USA Today Sports
At the 2012 Summer Olympics on 4 August 2012, Pistorius became the first amputee sprinter to compete at an Olympic Games. In the 400 metres race, he took second place in the first heat of five runners, finishing with a time of 45.44 seconds to advance to the semi-finals on 5 August.
The guy has no feet! Yet he is a Olympic runner!
Holy Crap Batman!
The guy has lived his life without feet and parts of his lower leg. But has it slowed him down? Is he whining about being “disabled”? Hell no! He is a freaking Olympic runner, and we are NOT talking about the “Special” Olympics!
400 metres? That is about 1300 feet or 440 yards!!! He ran it in 45.44 seconds! That’s seconds!
It takes me about 45 seconds just to get up off the couch and amble toward the bathroom!
Hell, I get a paper cut at work and I whine for an hour!!! Watching this guy fly down the track and refusing to even acknowledge he has a disability is just amazing. Talk about the right attitude.
This guy has a motto he lives by, “You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.”
I burnt my lower lip on hot coffee the other day. I was looking for a lip sling and called into work sick for two days. This guy sprints with no feet!!!!
I think I need to remember this guy. I’ll never sprint without feet, hell, I get winded driving my truck 400 metres.(It is a stick shift!) But maybe I can be inspired by his attitude and not fall apart next time I open the refrigerator and get blinded by the light bulb in there…..
Some Blogging Guy