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 at 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 word record running a time of 44.42 secs becoming the first ever amputee to run under 45 seconds! His goal it to qualify for the able bodied Olympic Games and to becoming the first American amputee to qualify for the Olympics!