David Behre

David Behre
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Born Duisburg, Germany

David Behre (born 13 September 1986 in Duisburg) is a German Paralympic sprint runner in the T43 class. He is a double leg amputee who lost both feet in September 2007 when his bicycle was hit by a train. While recovering in the hospital, he saw a documentary on runner Oscar Pistorius and decided to become a sprint runner.

Behre holds the German record in the 100 meters event with a time of 11.66 seconds, the European records in the 200 meters event with a time of 23.14s and the 400 meters event with a time of 51.40s.[1] At the 2012 Paralympic Games, Behre won a bronze medal as part of the German 4 Γ— 100 m relay team.[2]

References

  1. ^ David Behre ist der deutsche "Blade Runner", 28 August 2012, retrieved 21 September 2012
  2. ^ Bernstein, Jenny (6 September 2012), Men’s relay team take SA’s fourth gold in record time, retrieved 6 September 2012

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