- Born without fibula bones
- Legs amputated below the knee at 11 months
- Ran with carbon fiber prosthetics that earned him nickname "Blade Runner"
- In 2008, successfully appealed ban against competing in major competitions
- Failed to qualify for Beijing Olympics
- Won gold in 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters at 2008 Paralympics
- In 2012, became first double-amputee to run in the Olympics