"Being disabled doesn't have to be a disadvantage." -- Oscar Pistorius, or the "Blade Runner," an Olympian from South Africa who has never considered his amputated legs a disability.

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Oscar Pistorius "Blade Runner".

Oscar Pistorius, South Africa -- Olympics 2012

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius finishes 2nd in his heat to reach the 400-m semifinals

Oscar Pistorius of South Africa, who wears carbon fibre blades, will become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. He was selected to run the 400 meters individual competition in London. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

Oscar Pistorius is going to the Olympics: Oscar Pistorius has been selected to run in both the individual 400 metres and the 4×400-metre relay at the London Olympics and is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at any games.In a surprising last-minute decision Wednesday, South Africa’s Olympic committee and national track federation cleared the double amputee to run in his individual event.

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 16: Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera of Uruguay celebrates their victory at the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Uruguay at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 16, 2010 in Tshwane Awesome. Love it.

Kirani James and Oscar Pistorius exchange bib numbers after completing in 400 meters semifinal

"What great things God is doing! I am so thankful that I get to be a part of His plan! 'I thank Jesus Christ our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me faithful appointing me to His service' (1 Timothy 1:12). To me, this verse tells me that God considered me faithful enough to appoint me to His service!" -- Bethany Hamilton

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"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" (1 Corinthians 2:9)

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"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee


That's the thing.

Preparation beats luck

On confronting disablism in our society

very true.