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Oscar Pistorious Resumes Training

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 28, 2013
  • Updated Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM UTC
Oscar Pistorious is back on the track. Photo: www.photorun.net

The accused “Blade Runner” admits he isn’t attempting to return to formal competition.

Even though he’s been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorious hasn’t stopped running.

On Feb. 14, the double amputee South African (nicknamed the “Blade Runner”) allegedly shot Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home. He claims he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

According to a report on iOL Sport, Pistorious is taking part in “low-key” track workouts while he remains focused on the forthcoming court case.

“Oscar is not contemplating a formal return to athletics and his training is not aimed at preparing for competition,” Pistorious family spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said.

Burgess indicates that Pistorious’ family encouraged him to train “to assist him in finding the necessary mental and emotional equilibrium to process his trauma and prepare for the [trial].”

“His focus, at this point, remains entirely on the court case,” she added.

Pistorious has been on bail since his February arrest. He returns to court in Pretoria on Aug. 19.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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