PHOTOS: Oscar Pistorius makes Olympic history

Oscar Pistorius starts in a men's 400-meter heat on Saturday. (AP/Anja Niedringhaus)

After moving past the preliminaries in the 400 meters (finishing in 45.44, the 16th-fastest time) on Saturday morning in London, it seemed only appropriate and fitting to take a moment and spotlight the history that was made by South African runner Oscar Pistorius.

As you can see, Pistorius doesn't have legs. His situation has made all too much room for debate, debate that will find more volume and space the further Pistorius moves on in Olympic competition.

But we'll save that for another time. Here are five memorable shots of Pistorius' groundbreaking day at Olympic Stadium. They are unquestionably unique and very damn inspiring. In my humble opinion, this is the spirit of the Olympics: defined.

Pistorius moments before his first run as an Olympian. (Getty Images)
Pistorius pops out of the blocks, on his way to qualification to the 400-meter semifinal. (Getty Images)
Pistorius pulls ahead of his contemporaries and I want to run 13 miles right this very moment. (AP/Anja Niedringhaus)
Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, right, and Pistorius head down the stretch. (AP/David J. Phillip)
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Matt Norlander is a national award-winning writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2010. He's in his seventh season covering college basketball for CBS, and also covers the NBA Draft, the Olympics and... Full Bio

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