Athletics: Amputee Leeper to miss worlds over eligibility issue

FILE PHOTO - Jul 27, 2019; Des Moines, IA, USA; Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper runs with prosthetics legs to place sixth in the 400m in 44.48 during the USATF Championships at Drake Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – American double amputee Blake Leeper will not be eligible to compete in this month’s world championships while an advisory group determines his eligibility, the IAAF, athletics’ governing body, said on Saturday. Leeper, who was born without legs below the knees, finished fifth in the 400 metres at the U.S. championships in July which […]

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