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Leeper breaks Pistorius record in 400 metres
SACRAMENTO, Jun 24 (Agencies)
Published on 24 Jun. 2017 11:56 PM IST
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Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper broke Oscar Pistorius’s record for the T43 400 metres at the US world championship trials on Friday.
Leeper, a 27-year-old born without lower legs, competed in the men’s 400m semi-finals wearing carbon fiber prosthetic blades, finishing seventh in 45.25sec.
Although the time was not good enough to advance him to Saturday’s final, it saw Leeper smash jailed South African ‘blade runner’ Pistorius’s mark of 45.39 set in Daegu, South Korea in August 2011.
Leeper claimed a silver medal behind Pistorius in the T43 400m final at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

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