LONDON - "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius yesterday brought the Paralympic track and field program to a close in style, winning his favoured event by a huge margin.
Victory for the 25-year-old South African never looked in any doubt from the gun, as he struck out on his own to lead coming into the last half-lap and was roared across the line by the packed 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in 46.68sec.
US pair Blake Leeper and David Prince took silver and bronze in 50.14sec and 50.61sec respectively.
Pistorius — the only man in the field to run under 50sec for the one-lap sprint and the first double-amputee to compete at the Olympics last month — won the 100m, 200m and 400m treble in Beijing four years ago.
"It was very very special to me," Pistorius told Britain's Channel 4 television after the race."