Blake Leeper was born in Kingsport, Tennessee with both legs missing below the knee, and has worn prosthetics since nine months of age. In his childhood, Blake participated in various sports, baseball, basketball, etc. with his dad coaching. Blake credits his outstanding positive attitude to his family
Leeper made his international debut in 2009 in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 he won a silver medal in the World Championships 4 × 100 m Relay. In the 2012 Paralympic Games, he won an individual silver medal in the 400-meter T44 event and a bronze medal in the 200m
Blake Leeper made history by becoming the first double-leg amputee to compete at the USATF National championships! After qualifying for semifinals with a time of 45.52 seconds in the 400m, Leeper was able to break Oscar Pistorius' world record in the event with a time of 45.25 seconds the next day.
In 2018 he shattered his own world record running a time of 44.42 secs becoming the first-ever amputee to run under 45 seconds!
in 2019 he broke another World Record in the 400m with a time of 44.38 seconds at the USATF National Championships. Making history again by being the first amputee ever qualifying for the national team and world championships. Blake ran the 6th fastest time in the world this year, which also includes able-bodied runners.See more