Sexiest Man Alive 2013

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See the 2012 Sexiest Man Alive – and get a first look at the other hot honorees in PEOPLE's annual special issue

OSCAR PISTORIUS

Before the 2012 London Olympics, much of the world didn't know Oscar Pistorius. But the South African runner changed that when he became the first double-amputee sprinter to compete at the Summer Games. Nicknamed Blade Runner, Pistorius, 25, didn't medal but he inspired millions. His attitude? "Being disabled doesn't have to be a disadvantage."