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Blake Leeper: Who Is Next On The Cover Of The Wheaties Box?

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Blake Leeper is a US Paralympic athlete who has won several medals in track and field. He's now teamed up with Wheaties for a new competition: to be on the cover of Wheaties!

Fun facts about Blake Leeper: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) Leeper is a United States Paralympic athlete. He was born in northeast 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. He studies medicine at the University of Tennessee.

2) Leeper made his international debut in 2009 at Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 he won a silver medal in the World Championships 4 x 100m Relay T42-46 classification with a time of 42.84. In the 2012 Paralympic Games, he won an individual silver medal in the 400 meter T44 event and a bronze medal in the 200m T44 event with a time of 22.46.

For more info on the 'Who's Next On The Wheaties Box' Campaign, check out the official website for Wheaties.

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