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London 2012: Nottinghamshire blade runner aims for gold at London Paralympics

A Nottinghamshire athlete who runs on special blades is aiming for gold at the London Paralympics this summer.

Richard Whitehead, who was born without legs, already holds the world record for the 200 metres in his disability category, but has also started competing in the marathon.

The 35-year-old runner from Lowdham said he has faced come challenges in adjusting to the new discipline.

Ross Fletcher reports for BBC's Inside Out East Midlands.

  • 23 Jan 2012