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."

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Owens and Christie, both Olympic gold medalists, raced horses and neither won.

(H/T to Hot Clicks)

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If you ever feel overconfident when you go to the bowling alley, think of Chad McLean.

The Gainesville native and bowler extraordinaire owns the Guinness World Record for most strikes bowled in a minute.

In a video uploaded this week to YouTube, McLean takes down nine sets of pins in about 60 seconds. McLean managed 15 attempts in the minute.

Incidentally, this may be the only world record broken while Rihanna's "We Found Love" plays in the background.

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This isn't McLean's only bowling stunt. He also holds the world record for highest pinfall by a pair in a 24 hour span (he and a partner knocked down 27,499 pins in 24 hours). Two years ago, McLean tried to set the record for longest bowling marathon (200 hours).

(H/T to Cosby Sweaters)

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Next time you're at the gym and need motivation, think of Mariana Naumova.

The 13-year-old Russian recently set a new world record with an extremely impressive lift. At the World Powerlifting Congress World Championships in Las Vegas, Naumova benched 198 pounds (roughly 90 kg). That would be pretty impressive for a 30-year-old man, and Naumova is still a teenager.

Naumova reacts pretty casually to this lift, like she's been in that position before. And truth be told, she has. She's set more than 10 world records.

(H/T to Bro Bible)

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One thing's for sure about this year's Geneva (Pa.) College basketball team: It won't lack experience.

That's because the Golden Tornadoes feature 43-year-old Brian Rice, a Navy veteran who enrolled in the school's completion degree program and walked on to the basketball team.

"I have to ice my knees now and again and sometimes I'll go over to the 'Y' and get in the Jacuzzi but I've been able to handle the physical part of this," Rice told the Beaver County Times. "I'm 43 but I don't feel 43. I feel a lot younger than that."

Rice was once a promising high school player, and he had offers to play Division II basketball, but he decided instead to join the Navy. Now, 25 years later, Rice is finally in college and majoring in community ministry.

His high school coach, Ralph Blundo, mentioned the possibility of Rice joining the hoops squad to Geneva's coach, Jeff Santarsiero. Understandably, Santarsiero was a little skeptical at first.

"Ralph is telling me this guy is 43 years old and wants to play college basketball and I'm thinking, 'what are the chances a 43-year-old man is going to be able to play on the college level?'" Santarsiero told the Beaver County Times. "Ralph assured me he was in great shape and I should at least meet with him."

Rice assured skeptics that he's not on the team as a "charity case," and that he will actually contribute. In fact, in Geneva's first five games Rice played 23 minutes and averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds.

“He served our country for 25 years," Santarsiero told the New Castle News. "His personality and drive, the fact he wants to go back to school and finish his degree shows how serious he is.”

Rice says there was hardly a day during his service that he didn't play basketball, so his game was still sharp when he enrolled at Geneva. Plus, as a licensed minister and ordained elder, Rice has plenty of mentorship experience.

His teammates, he says, has been quick to take him in.

"There is obviously an age difference, but these guys have accepted me as a teammate and appreciate the life's experiences that I have," Rice said. "I'm having a lot of fun with them."

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If you've ever gone bowling, you know how difficult it is to reach a score of 200. Now consider this: A Chesapeake man recently bowled a perfect 300, and he did it in a wheelchair.

Twenty-two years ago George Holsche was behind the wheel of a truck when a deer raced in front of him. He tried to avoid the animal, but the car flipped over a guardrail and he was thrown from his seat. Holsche severed his spine and was paralyzed from the waist down. A doctor told him he would never walk again.

That diagnosis led Holsche to look for ways to stay active. After trying wheelchair basketball, tennis and billiards, he finally settled on bowling. Never a serious bowler before the accident, Holsche began improving his game dramatically. Before long he was entering tournaments across the country, and in 2009 he won a national wheelchair bowling championship.

Perhaps the most difficult part about bowling in creating momentum. Whereas able bodied bowlers use their height to their advantage, Holsche doesn't have that luxury. So Holsche uses his extremely muscular arms to propel the ball forward.

"My arms are my legs," Holsche told the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. "You get strong."

Last week, the 48-year-old Holsche was bowling in league play at Indian River Lanes in Virginia Beach when he caught fire. He bowled nine strikes in a row, and that's when things got interesting.

"When you're on a streak like that, the whole house gets quiet," Holsche said. "Everyone else stops bowling. It gets tense."

Holsche had bowled nine strikes in a row before, but he had never gotten past that.

But on this night he was feeling it. He hit 10. Then 11. And when the final ball bulled its way through the pins, the bowling alley went nuts.

"Everyone just went crazy," Holsche said. "It was amazing."

Holsche is believed to be the second wheelchair-bound individual to bowl 300. In May, a Texas man accomplished the same feat.

(H/T to Off the Bench)

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