Double Amputee Sprinter Advances To 400m Semifinal

No legs? No problem for the man they call "Blade Runner."

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This Is Oscar Pistorius

He is a sprinter from South Africa, and a double amputee. He is one of six Olympians to ever compete at both the Olympic and Paralympic games in the same year.

His time of 45.44 was enough to come in second in his heat (behind only the "second fastest man in the world" Luguelin Santos of the Dominican) and qualify to move on to the semi-finals.

Watch The Whole Race Here:

The semifinals are tomorrow at 3:40pm EDT.