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Blade Runner

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Blade Runner is the inspirational memoir of Oscar Pistorius. Discover his incredible, emotional journey from disabled toddler to international sports phenomenon. At eleven months old, Oscar Pistorius had both his legs amputated below the knee. His mother wrote a letter to be read by Oscar when he was grown up: 'A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.' On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar's parents made the difficult decision to have both his legs amputated, giving him the best possible chance of a normal life. Oscar received his first pair of prosthetic legs at just seventeen months, made specifically for him. From then on he became invincible: running, climbing and, with the encouragement of his older brother, getting into any mischief he could. Throughout the course of his life, Oscar has battled to overcome extraordinary difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Blade Runner charts the extraordinary development of one of the most gifted sportsmen and inspirational figures on the planet - from immobilised child to world-class sprinter.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 x 8pp section colour
  • 0753540851
  • 9780753540855
  • 221,888

Review quote

"This is a tale that needs to be told, a tale of love, death and massive determination." * Daily Mail * "An extraordinary story." * Financial Times * "An inspirational story - he's a walking, sprinting miracle." * The Scotsman *show more

About Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius was born in 1986 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Known as the 'Blade Runner' and 'the fastest man on no legs', Pistorius is the double-amputee world-record holder in the 100m, 200m and 400m events, and runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs.show more

Back cover copy

‘Inspirational’ The Scotsman On discovering that their son had been born with no fibulae, Oscar Pistorius’s parents made the agonizing decision to have both his legs amputated, in the hope it would give him the best possible chance of a normal life. His mother wrote him a letter: ‘A loser is not one who runs last in the race. It is the one who sits and watches, and has never tried to run.’ Blade Runner is the extraordinary memoir of that little boy, who grew up to become one of the defining sportsmen of his generation. Throughout his life, Oscar has battled to overcome intense difficulties to prove that, with the right attitude, anything is possible. Blade Runner: My Story charts his incredible journey from immobilized child to world-class sprinter, revealing the strength, integrity and drive of one of the most inspiring figures on the planet. ‘The titan of the track’ The Star ‘The fastest man on no legs’ The Timesshow more

Review Text

"An inspirational story - he's a walking, sprinting miracle."show more

Rating details

151 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 25% (37)
4 36% (54)
3 27% (41)
2 11% (16)
1 2% (3)
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