(South Africa) —He is a self-confessed speed freak who has loved motorbikes and action sports since he was a child. But South African sprint champion, Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee due to a birth defect.
He has been wearing prosthetic legs since he was just one year old.
Before he practices, he doesn't just change his shoes, Pistorius changes his legs.
He takes off his everyday walking prosthetics and puts on his running blades.
He is now looking ahead to London 2012.
Fans and sponsors have been lining up to meet the man known as the "Blade-Runner."