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# Blade Runner

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# London 2012
Sweet dreams: Le Clos slept with gold medal after beating Games legend Phelps
Beating the most decorated man in Olympic history is tiring work, admittedly.
# Breaking Barriers
Debate: Does ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius have an advantage?
The South African runner will become the first amputee to compete at the Olympics in London.
# blades
Amputee Pistorius selected for Olympics in 4x400
Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at the games after South Africa’s Olympic committee picked him today as one of 13 athletes on the team initially selected last month.
# Blade Runner
Able-bodied athletes have no beef with me, says Pistorius
The 25-year-old runs with carbon-fibre artifical ‘blades’ and was cleared to compete at top level in 2008.
# Blade Runner
WATCH: 'Blade runner' Pistorius finishes last in 400m semi
Pistorius fell short in his 400m challenge in Daegu this afternoon.
# Blade Runner
Pistorius causing a stir at Worlds
Double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius is drawing praise and criticism alike ahead of his elite level debut at the Athletics World Championships in Daegu.
# Blade Runner
'Complete farce' to let Pistorius compete at Worlds, says scientist
Dr Ross Tucker feels that the double amputee “blade runner” gets a huge advantage from his prosthetic legs.