Friday, April 3, 2009

Everyone is a winner...

Special olympics rock. I heard a story about these runners taking off, and one guy fell down. A few runners stopped to help the guy up, realized he was hurt, and walked with him to the finish line. What does that have to do with us, you wonder?


  1. I'm not really sure, but have you ever seen pictures of that guy who lost both his legs, but runs on his prosthetics? They're sort of bow-shaped and made of a super light but super tough fiberglass material, and are apparently more suited to running than actual legs. With these legs he's the fastest runner in the world, so they won't let him in races because they claim it's cheating since they're not natural legs. If they let him in, it would be like steroids for runners, and runners that wanted to even hope to win would have to get their real legs amputated.

    I don't know how that relates either.

  2. Here's a BBC article about him:

  3. He actually was aloud to participate, but to compete in the olympics he had to qualify with a time of 46 seconds or better in the 400m. He ran a 46.7 as his best. He had 3 attempts but failed. So he did not compete.