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  • Patrick "Blake" Leeper

    I see he is listed as accepted on the USATF entry page. Is he eligible to compete at normal IAAF events? If not familiar he is a paralympic runner, running with blades. Here is his wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Leeper

  • #2
    44.42 400 pr ?!?!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      44.42 400 pr ?!?!
      Matched with a 21.7 200 seems like a stretch but running with blades is a different game.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by donley2 View Post
        I see he is listed as accepted on the USATF entry page. Is he eligible to compete at normal IAAF events? If not familiar he is a paralympic runner, running with blades. Here is his wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Leeper
        This Runners World story from 10 months ago sums up the situation. I do not think the IAAF has cleared him yet. Apparently the IAAF puts the burden of proof on the athlete to prove there is no advantage.

        https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a23133365/blake-leeper-running-blades-data/

        Leeper is working with a physiologist from the the University of Colorado who helped Oscar Pistorius in his bid to compete in London 2012.

        https://www.outsideonline.com/234569...ptive-athletes

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        • #5
          The "tibias" on his prostheses are longer than his actual femur.

          It seems like these blades keep getting longer.

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