Oscar Pistorius is one of the fastest sprinters on the planet. This is evidenced by the fact that the South African sprinter competed in the London Olympics not too long ago. Oh, and the South African native also proved his mettle by beating a horse in a head-to-head race.
What makes Pistorius so unique is the fact that he has neither legs or feet which to use when running. He uses blades instead and has been aptly named "Bladerunner" because of it.
Here's the YouTube description of the video:
The Aspire Zone in Doha witnessed "Bladerunner", beating an Arabian horse as part of the 'Definitely Able' campaign which uses special events to highlight the exceptional feats Paralympic athletes are capable of.
Pistorius said he was compelled to do the race in hopes that it would change perceptions around the area about those with disabilities. He added that it didn't matter whether or not he won. However, winning against an animal as fleet-footed as a horse can't hurt his cause.
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