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Double-amputee to run for S. Africa

Published 07/19/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Even when he's looking at photos of his bleeding and blistered leg stumps, Oscar Pistorius smiles. And with his Olympic debut approaching, it's easy to understand why. Pistorius, whose legs were amputated below the knee when he was a baby, is set to make history by running — yes, running — in the London Olympics. He will be the first double-amputee athlete to compete at the Olympics, and his journey has been long and rife with hurdles.

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