Pistorius aims to end memorable 2012 with another win… but this time he's racing a horse!
13:37 GMT, 12 December 2012
Oscar Pistorius made history at London 2012 when he became the first double amputee to compete at the Olympic Games before claiming two gold medals at the Paralympics.
But just when you thought the South African’s trail blazing antics were done, the 26-year-old sprinter has given himself one final challenge to see out an incredible 2012.
Not content with defeating athletes on two legs, Pistorius has raised the bar again by doubling his troubles in taking on an Arabian horse!
Blade runner: Pistorius won two gold medals at London 2012
The ‘run like the wind challenge’ is set to take place at Qatar’s Aspire Zone outdoor circuit in Doha on Wednesday night and is an event that the world record holder in the T44 200m and 400m is looking forward to.
Pistorius said on Twitter: ‘Racing An Arab Horse on Wednesday night for the #runlikethewind Campaign in Doha. @DohaGOALS going to be INSANE!’
The six time Paralympic gold medalist also added in a press conference how he would prepare for the race.
‘I am going to do great deal of stretching, Pistorius said. ‘I will make sure I have enough protein in my system. Arabian horses [are] an iconic thing of the region. It is just a very special kind of thing to do. I think it is going to be an amazing spectacle.’
The competition: Pistorius will be taking on an Arabian horse
The race is in aid of promoting the Definitely Able campaign in Qatar, which supported by energy and chemical company Sasol, aims to raise awareness and contributions of those with disabilities in the community.
Pistorius, who reached the semi-finals at the Olympics, may have his work cut out to win this event though judging by stars that have tried to race different animals before him.
Fellow countryman Bryan Habana attempted to take on a cheetah five years ago in an attempt to raise awareness over the species’ dwindling numbers.
But despite being given a 35-yard head start, the 2007 Rugby Union World Cup winner still failed to get the better of the feline. Oscar, you have been warned.