067 BLAKE LEEPER: “The American Blade Runner”

“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 London. He has been training daily as well as competing in as many competitions as he possibly can. His website is www.americanbladerunner.com. Join the conversation at www.getboldtoday.com.

Posted on December 16, 2014 in Episodes

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