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Comment: Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (Score 2) 175

by fellip_nectar (#47544159) Attached to: Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Long jumpers jump from the same leg every time - in Markus Rehm's case, his take-off leg just happens to be the prosthetic one.

Plus (and this is the biggie with regards to all prosthetic appendages IHMO) - he has one leg which effectively cannot get injured. He's less likely to suffer any training setbacks during his build-up to major events. If his prosthetic leg snaps a week before the worlds, he can simply replace it. With a real leg, there'd be no chance for it to heal in time. Hell, he doesn't even have to deal with blisters on one of his feet.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields

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