Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old Jul 14, 2007, 10:44 PM   #1
obeygiant
macrumors 68040
 
obeygiant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Michigan
Amputee Sprinter Tries For Olympics



Quote:
By Associated Press | July 14, 2007
ROME -- Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius warmed up for his debut in a world-class able-bodied race by finishing second in an invitational 400-meter race at the Golden Gala meet yesterday.
Pistorius charged from behind in the final straight to finish in 46.90 seconds, well off his personal best of 46.56. A double-amputee below his knees, Pistorius races on carbon fiber prostheses that resemble blades. Stefano Braciola of Italy won in 46.7.
"I am not very happy about my time, but it's still nice to be out on the track," Pistorius said. "These past three weeks have been very tiring so I guess my time was to be expected."
Pistorius, 20, has been under an intense media spotlight since he was given permission to race in able-bodied races by the International Association of Athletics Federations last month.
Tomorrow, Pistorius will run the top-tier 400 at the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Sheffield, England, in a field that includes Olympic champ Jeremy Wariner.
boston globe

The 400m is a difficult race. Too long for a full sprint, too short for a long distance. 46.56 is excellent. The prothetics may or may not be an advantage.
obeygiant is offline   0 Reply With Quote


 
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Community Discussion > Current Events

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seismologists Tried for Manslaughter for Not Predicting Earthquake likemyorbs Politics, Religion, Social Issues 16 May 31, 2011 07:17 PM
The Road to the 2012 London Olympics Thread leomac08 Community Discussion 26 Apr 4, 2011 05:50 PM
Will Bush be tried for war crimes? JW8725 Politics, Religion, Social Issues 22 Nov 5, 2008 12:55 AM
Olympic Sprinter Busted for Selling Smack sowillo14 Community Discussion 0 May 3, 2008 08:51 AM
I've tried for 2 months to do it my self but I NEED HELP updating unlocked 1.0.0 globetrotter.24 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 4 Dec 12, 2007 02:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:36 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC