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Oscar Pistorius tapped to run at worlds

Updated: August 8, 2011, 9:27 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius was chosen by South Africa's athletics federation to join this month's world championships.

Pistorius called the selection a culmination of his dream to compete at the highest level against able-bodied athletes.

He will be the first amputee athlete at the worlds when he represents South Africa in Daegu, South Korea, as its only runner in the 400 meters. He was also chosen for the 4x400 relay.

The 24-year-old Pistorius ...

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