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A BIG HAND FOR HONOURED 'BLADE RUNNER'.

OLYMPIAN and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius had a helping hand when showing off his honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde.

The 'Blade Runner' paid a trip to the university's National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics before he was honoured for outstanding sporting success "It is a great honour, to receive a doctorate is very humbling," said the sprinter, who gave the keynote speech at Strathclyde's Sporting Prosthetics Conference last year. He added the award capped off an amazing year and praised the institution for "leading the way in prosthetic research and development". "Today is a very proud day for me," he said.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 13, 2012
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