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UK - London 2012 - Victory Parade - Jonnie Peacock 01 | by Darrell Godliman
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UK - London 2012 - Victory Parade - Jonnie Peacock 01

Paralympian Jonnie Peacock's story is an incredible one, I'll let Wikipedia tell it for me : "Jonnie Peacock (born 28 May 1993 in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom) is an English sprint runner. He won gold at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, representing Great Britain in the T44 men's 100 metres event.

 

Aged five he contracted meningitis resulting in the disease killing the tissues of his right leg. His leg was amputated below the knee. Wanting to play football, he was directed to a Paralympic sports talent day when he asked about disability sport at the hospital that fitted his prosthetic leg.

 

Peacock ran his first international race at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May 2012. In June 2012 Peacock set a new 100 metres world record in amputee sprinting at the United States Paralympic track and field trials, recording a time of 10.85 seconds to beat the previous record held by Marlon Shirley by 0.06 seconds."

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Taken on September 10, 2012