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067 BLAKE LEEPER: "The American Blade Runner"

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"No legs? No problem!" Ever since Blake Leeper was a child, he’s been determined to be a star athlete. Growing up playing basketball and baseball, he competed on his high school’s varsity basketball team. Now he's on a Wheaties Box!


Blake is a bilateral below-the-knee amputee and has been using prosthetics since the age of nine. TODAY on BOLD, he tells LeGrande. “I find my strength beyond disability. It's a place my family has always encourage me to manifest. I look at myself as differently abled.”


Since receiving his running legs, Blake has been unstoppable. He has chosen track & field as his sport of choice because he loves to run and enjoys competing in a sport that ia extremely intense and competitive.Being a member of Team USA is an honor to Blake. He says, “It gives me a sense of importance, and a chance to compete and to be a competitor.”


Blake is currently training to qualify to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in