Double-amputee runners nearing world record marks

08/28/2013 | Huffington Post, The

The recent record-shattering performances of Paralympian double-amputee sprinter Alan Oliveira has raised the question of what happens when such runners can reach or break world records set by able-bodied athletes. The physics of running, where the force of the foot -- or blade -- striking the ground is critical, suggest that Oliveira could possibly run the 400 meters in a world-class time of 45 seconds or less.

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