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Oscar Pistorius

Beats Paralympic record

1 Jan, 2004

Pistorius participates in his first track session on New Years Day and enters a school 100-meter event several weeks later on the advice of a teacher, winning the race in 11.72 seconds. His father discovers that his time is faster than the Paralympic world record of 12.20 seconds.

I thought that I would be going back to the rugby season at school in April 2004, but started sprinting as part of my training after an injury […] and never looked back