Young Athlete Without Toes


Irene van Niekerk's burnt feet on April 24 in Johannesburg, South... News Photo14-15 Years,Athlete,Burnt,Child,Gauteng Province,Girls,Horizontal,Human Interest,Johannesburg,People,Portrait,South AfricaPhotographer Collection: Gallo Images 2013 Gallo Images (PTY) LTDJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 24 (SOUTH AFRICA OUT): Irene van Niekerk's burnt feet on April 24, 2013, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Despite having lost most of her toes when she was accidentally placed in a bath of boiling water as a baby, Irene boasts with a collection of 32 gold medals for various races at school- and provincial level. She runs barefoot, and recently ran a 1500m race in 4:45 - the world record for girls under 15, is 4 minutes. (Photo by Nelius Rademan/Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)