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Why the 2012 London Paralympics Have Been Such a Success

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Britain's Jonnie Peacock wins the Men's 100m - T44race in the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 Paralympic Games September 6, 2012. In the T44 class competition athletes compete with a single leg amputation below the knee.
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The Paralympics wrap up this weekend in London.

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There are still plenty of medals to award, though.

Last night, British sprinter Jonnie Peacock wowed the crowd at a packed Olympic Stadium.

He grabbed the gold in the 100 meters race – beating a competitive field that included defending champion Oscar Pistorius.

It was a high-profile event – befitting of these very popular Paralympics.

More tickets were sold for the London Games than for any previous Paralympics.

And the Games have been broadcast to more people in more countries than ever.

Ed Hula is editor of Around The Rings, the specialist magazine covering the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

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