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An Olympic myth

Pistorius' disability made it easy to turn him into a legend instead of a fallible man

Updated: February 21, 2013, 6:43 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

Eventually, they all let us down.

That's just how things work in sports. So at some point, Oscar Pistorius was going to disappoint people. It's just that no one could have ever predicted that Olympian Oscar Pistorius would someday be charged with murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius certainly isn't the first athlete to tumble from a lofty pedestal. He's also not the first athlete to be charged with murder.

Yet so many people are shocked about ...

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