Olympic Hopeful Oscar Pistorius Hosts the Challenged Athletes Foundation at JSerra

The miracle sprinter from Johannesburg, South Africa and Olympic hopeful, Oscar Pistorius hosted paraplegic children for a training camp with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF).

The foundation provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.

Pistorius has been a longtime supporter of the foundation and during a day out at the JSerra track he spent time with local children with physical disabilities such as his own.

Born without the fibula, the long, slender bone running along the outside of the leg from below the knee joint and down to the ankle, in each of his legs, Pistorius learned to walk and eventually run at only a year-and-a-half. Now 26-years-old Pistorius is competing for a spot on the South African Olympic team as a sprinter.

“Oscar is an extraordinary athlete who has made a significant impact in international sport. It will be fantastic to see him compete in London this summer – spectators can expect a real treat! He’s been a real inspiration to people around the world so we were thrilled when he decided to join our International Inspiration programme as an ambassador, helping us to inspire young people worldwide.” Lord Seb Coe, London 2012

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