Run Oscar Run!

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Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Attitude, Life Lessons, Pop Culture, Sports | Posted on 06-08-2012

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One word for Oscar Pistorius, the South African Olympian runner with artificial limbs: awesomeness.

I mean, I tear up at the Olympic athlete stories. Their stories of struggle. Their stories of sacrifice.

But Oscar Pistorius?

This guy has no legs. He had both legs amputated below the knee as a baby and wears prosthetic limbs.

And he ran the 400-meter semi-finals in the Olympics.

Awesomeness.

And I’ve been complaining that I have callouses on my toes.

Dude.

There are naysayers who say his artificial limbs give him an advantage over runners with regular Olympic legs. Are you kidding?? Maybe those naysayers need to walk in Oscar’s shoes for awhile.

Oscar is a true athlete, with amazing ability, attitude, confidence, inspiration, and spunk.

I will never complain about my toes again.

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Comments (4)

Right On!! This guy has great spunk! I wish I had his energy and at least half of his willingness to do what he inspires to do! Well Said!
XOXO,
Cindy

I couldn’t agree with you more on all counts! He is so awesome! The idea that those blades gave him and advantage is preposterous!
Eventually, the sporting world is going to have to draw some line about prosthetics. Some day, the prosthetics will be better and more “bionic”. The science behind advanced bionic prosthetics is mind-boggling!
I was so happy to be able to witness Oscar Pistorious compete in the Olympics. Yay, Oscar!!!

I wish I had 1/100th of his energy. 🙂

Thanks for writing! #TeamOscar

XO,
Pippi

Yeah, those naysayers suck. They clearly don’t see the miracle and awesomeness as we do. 🙂

Thanks for writing!

XO,
Pippi

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