What does an Oscar Pistorius-style blade feel like?
July 23rd, 2012

BBC producer Stuart Hughes lost the lower part of his right leg in Iraq. On Tuesday he will run part of the Olympic torch relay wearing his carbon fibre blade prosthesis.

"But Daddy, why do you need a torch in the daytime?"

The reaction of my five-year-old son, Billy, to the news that I'd be carrying the Olympic flame just days before the start of London 2012 is one of bewilderment rather than excitement.

To him, a torch is something you keep under the stairs in case of a power cut, not a symbol of the fire stolen by Prometheus and given to mankind.

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