Amputee Oscar Pistorius to Compete at World Championships

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Amputee Oscar Pistorius to Compete at World Championships

The moment that the sprinter Oscar Pistorius had hoped for and trained for finally came Monday when he was named to South Africa’s team for the track and field world championships, which will make him the first amputee to compete at the event. Pistorius, a four-time Paralympic champion, will race in the 400 meters and the 4x400 relay against men who have two natural legs, while he uses prosthetics. Last month, he ran fast enough to meet the Olympic qualifying standard, and now he will blaze a trail.

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