Amputee Swimmer Dives Into Olympic Marathon

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South African swimmer Natalie du Toit says that the addition of the marathon event gave her a needed edge to make it to the Olympics. Jon Super/AP hide caption

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South African swimmer Natalie du Toit

South African swimmer Natalie du Toit says that the addition of the marathon event gave her a needed edge to make it to the Olympics.

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Natalie du Toit of South Africa swam in the first-ever Olympic open water marathon Wednesday. What made the swim unique is that du Toit's left leg was amputated at the knee.

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