The images are inspiring as athletes from around the globe show their prowess on the track, in the pool and on the field with their talents far overshadowing their disabilities.

Djibouti's Houssein Omar Hassan seems to run on air in an image from the men's 1500-meter 1 race. Blind runners Terezinha Guilhermina of Brazil and Tracey Hinton of Great Britain sprint alongside their guides in the woman's 200-meter race.

Malloy Weggemann of the United States launches into the women's 100-meter breaststroke race with her wheelchair next to the diving platform. Then there is the unforgettable scene of Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrating his win in the men's 200-meter final.

Here are some images from the Paralympics competitions in London.

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    Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates after winning the men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, competes during a women's 200m T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Australia's Reagan Wickens jumps into the swimming pool during training ahead of the men's 400 metre Freestyle S6 competition at the 2012 Paralympics Olympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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    Djibouti's Houssein Omar Hassan races during a men's 1500m T46 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    The Britain versus Netherlands sitting volleyball preliminary match at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. Netherlands won the match. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Malloy Weggemann of the United States swims in the women's 100-meter breastroke SB7 heats at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates as he crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200m T42 final race during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Germany's Laura Darimont runs in to make a throw in the women's javelin F46 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    United States' Blake Leeper, center,competes at a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Switzerland's Christoph Bausch rests after competing at a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Marlou van Rhijn from the Netherlands, second right, waits to be called up into the blocks before the start of a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Van Rhijn ran a new world record in the race of 13.27 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Bronze medalist Australia's Madeleine Hogan runs in to make a throw in the women's javelin F46 category final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Russia's Nikol Rodomakina pauses after finishing 4th at the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Cuba's Yunidis Castillo, not pictured, won the race. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    South Africa's Anrune Liebenberg celebrates after finishing third at the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Cuba's Yunidis Castillo, not pictured, won the race. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    In light from the setting sun, Tunisia's Mohamed Ali Krid makes a throw in the men's javelin F34 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Cuba's Yunidis Castillo celebrates after winning the women's 200m T46 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Mariam Matroushi of UAE runs in to make a throw in the women's javelin F46 category event during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius prepares to get in his blocks before making a start in a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Pistorius ran a new world record in the race of 21.30 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Australia's Evan O'Hanlon, center, celebrates after winning the men's 100m T38 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Australia's Evan O'Hanlon hugs a woman after winning the men's 100m T38 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius prepares to make a start in a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Pistorius ran a new world record in the race of 21.30 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Jessica Long of the United States with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's 100-meter breaststroke SB7 at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Ireland's Michael McKillop celebrates after winning the men's 800m T37 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Ireland's Michael McKillop celebrates after winning the men's 800m T37 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius adjusts his blocks before making a start in a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Pistorius ran a new world record in the race of 21.30 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Myles Porter of the United States, top, tackles with South Korea's Choi Gwang-geun in the men's -100kg judo final at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. South Korea's Choi Gwang-geun won gold. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    South Africa's Oscar Pistorius comes out the blocks as he makes a start during a men's 200m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Pistorius ran a new world record in the race of 21.30 seconds. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Blake Cochrane of Australia celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter breastroke SB7 at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Canada's Michelle Stilwell celebrates after winning the women's 200m T52 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Canada's Michelle Stilwell races to win the women's 200m T52 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    United States' April Holmes competes at a women's 100m T44 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Sarah Louise Rung of Norway celebrates after winning the women's 200-meter freestyle S5 race at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Britain's Claire Harvey, front, returns the ball during the Britain versus Netherlands sitting volleyball preliminary match at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Ellie Simmonds, right, of Britain celebrates after winning the he women's 400-meter freestyle S6 as Victoria Arlen of the United States reacts coming second, at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. Arlen placed second in the event. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Turkey's Kubra Ocsoy serves during her C7 table tennis semifinal match against Russia's Yulia Ovsyannikova at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London.Yulia Ovsyannikova won the match. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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    Australia's Skud crew Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch in action at the Paralympics sailing venue in Weymouth England Saturday Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo David Jones/PA)

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    Britain's Richard Whitehead celebrates as he crosses the line to win the gold medal in the men's 200m T42 final race during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Ivan Shkvarlo of the Ukraine, No 6 in yellow shirt, scores a goal as goalkeeper Keith Johnson of the United States fails to collect during their seven-a-side soccer game in at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Germany's Marc Schuh, foreground, races during a men's 100m T54 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Turkey's Cahit Kilicaslan, reacts after competing at a men's 1500m T46 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Gold medalist China's Zhang Liangmin, left, listens to her visual guide as she prepares to make a throw in the women's discus F11/12 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Czech Republic's Tereza Diepoldova, left, and China's Sini Zeng prior to the Women's Individual C1-2-3 500m Time Trial during the Paralympics at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park, London. Saturday Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/ David Davies/PA)

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    Brazil's Terezinha Guilhermina, right, along with her guide Guilherme Soares de Santana, left, poses for the photographers after competing in a women's 200m T11 round 1 race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Ireland's Catherine O Neill throws in the women's club throw F31/32/51 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Italy's Elisabetta Stefanini, center, runs with her visual guide Massimo di Marcello, left, beside Cuba's Daineris Mijan, right, in a women's 100m T12 category round one race during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Germany's Ulrich Iser throws in the men's shot put F54/55/56 category during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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    Britain's Richard Whitehead gestures to the crowd after winning the gold medal at men's 200m T42 final race at the 2012 Paralympics in London, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    Jessica Long of the United States swims in women's 100-meter breastroke SB7 heats at the 2012 Paralympics games, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)