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This is a pretty strange question but given VZi's varied users I'd have thought that someone could give a definite answer.

My question is:

Would a double leg amputee be able to run faster then his able bodied counterpart if he trained enough?

Part of me thinks yes because he would have more energy to be used on the muscles that he still has but another part of me thinks no because the more and bigger muscles you have the more strengh and speed you have.

The reason I ask is because of this man:



"Had Oscar Pistorius lined up for the Olympic 400m final in 1928, he would have left his opponents for dust.

The double amputee's world record time of 47.34 seconds would have been good enough for gold at all eight previous Games too."
 

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I think it depends on his artificial legs.

If they were super lightweight, springy ones designed purely for running, then I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were faster than a runner who's not an amputee
 

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veedweeb said:
I think it depends on his artificial legs.

If they were super lightweight, springy ones designed purely for running, then I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were faster than a runner who's not an amputee
Oscars "blades" are custom made for him, however I don't think they can be "springy" as that can put the other athletes at a serious disadvantage.

There were complaints that his "blades" were making him taller then needed, thus giving him an advantage but that was sorted out ;)
 

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If I had legs like that I'd run hell of a lot faster, rather than the big thighs and chicken leg calves I've been blessed with!
 
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