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UK's Peacock in 'greatest ever' 100m Paralympics final

Jonnie Peacock and Oscar Pistorius Photo: PA

British teenager Jonnie Peacock defeated Oscar Pistorius to reach the 100 metres final with an emphatic heat victory at the Olympic Stadium and hopes to leave the man he has called his hero behind him again tonight.

The 19-year-old from Cambridge, who looked relaxed and confident in his blocks, got off to a flying start and came home in 11.08 seconds, equalling the T44 Paralympic record

Jonnie Peacock when he was six

Jonnie, who lost his right leg below the knee to meningitis aged five, is the world record holder over the 100m and the favourite in the final.

Jonnie Peacock wins his heat during the Men's 100m - T44 heat Credit: David Davies/PA Wire

In 1999 Jonnie was nominated as a 'child of courage' and met ITV News Anglia. At six he was back at school and running in the sports day.

His teachers described his determination to run with the other children:

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