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Blade Runner [Paperback]

Oscar Pistorius
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"This is a tale that needs to be told, a tale of love, death and massive determination, and of a life formed by the strangest of circumstances." (Daily Mail)

"Extraordinary." (Financial Times)

"Already a bestseller in South Africa, where it's into its fourth printing, [Pistorius's] book has been translated into 22 languages and will no doubt have Hollywood beating a path to his door to film his inspirational story because he's a walking, sprinting miracle - in full flight." (The Scotsman)

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THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF THE FIRST PARALYMPIAN TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES: FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG IT WASN'T ABOUT THE BIKE; FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS IT'S NOT ABOUT THE LEGS

From the Inside Flap

On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life.His mother wrote him a letter: 'A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.'

Throughout his life Oscar has battled to overcome extraordinary difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Running on prosthetic legs, he is now a world-renowned athlete, known as 'the fastest man on no legs'. Oscar won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, breaking a Paralympic record for the 200m and a world record for the 400m. Now he faces his ultimate fight: to fulfil his dream of competing at the 2012 Olympics.

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Blade Runner charts the astonishing development of one of the most gifted sportsmen and inspirational figures on the planet - from immobilised child to world-class sprinter.

'The titan of the track' The Star

About the Author

Oscar Pistorius was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as the 'Blade Runner' and 'the fastest man on no legs', Pistorius is the double-amputee world-record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m events, and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs.
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