Superhuman of the Year: Oscar Pistorius GQ correspondent Andrew Corsello sits down with Oscar Pistorius, soon to be the world’s first paraplegic Olympic runner. A taste below: “Don’t get me wrong—it’s a privilege to be an icon for those who were born the way I was or who have been injured,” says Pistorius. “It may sound strange, but I’ve got to focus on the fact that what got me to where I am is my ability as an athlete. It’s about track now.”
Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius who will compete in the upcoming London Games is making waves. Why? Pistorius is the first Olympic runner ever to compete without his own two legs. He is a double amputee. Pistorius was only 11 months old when he lost his legs due to a genetic issue with his legs. You might think that a physical disability like that would keep Pistorius from feeling like he can achieve great things. Not Pistorius.
Oscar Pistorius "Blade Runner".
Resolute: Oscar Pistorius is fed up with incessant questions about whether he should be allowed to compete at the Games