He was not allowed to go to the Olympics even though he had the speed instead he had to participate in the Paralympic Games, where he went beyond his own linits beating his own mark. A man without boundaries to hold him from triumph.
Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius broke his world record and took a third gold medal as he won the 400 meters at the Paralympic Games in Beijing today.
The 21-year-old South African, nicknamed ``Blade Runner'' because of his carbon-fiber prosthetic legs, finished in 47.49 seconds, taking almost half a second off the previous mark. He set a personal best time of 46.25 seconds racing against able- bodied athletes in July, though that didn't qualify as a record.
Jim Bob Bizzell of the U.S. was second today in 50.98 seconds -- setting a world record in the single-amputee category -- and Britain's Ian Jones took the bronze medal in 51.69.
``I was lucky, very lucky to run the time I did, I was hoping for a world record and this is a dream come true,'' Pistorius told reporters. ``This has been by far one of the most memorable competitions of my life. The crowd has been so passionate. It's been an amazing competition.''