It might not be as prestigious as winning an Olympic gold medal, but Oscar Pistorius recently pulled off a feat that neither Jesse Owens nor Linford Christie could achieve.
The South African, whose legs are amputated below the knees, beat a horse in a race.
Pistorius is coming off a very successful summer during which he became the first double amputee to participate in the Olympics. While he didn't medal at the Olympics, he took home two golds and a silver at the Paralympics.
The 26-year-old was in Doha, Qatar, as part of the Definitely Able campaign, which promotes the achievements of disabled athletes. He raced an Arabian horse named Maserati for 200 meters and won ... easily.
Maserati got off to a bad start, providing Pistorius an advantage that he would not give back.
"It wasn't about who won tonight," Pistorius said after the race. "It was about showing people that those with disabilities are capable of doing great things."
Owens and Christie, both Olympic gold medalists, raced horses and neither won.
(H/T to Hot Clicks)
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