Contact Us

Man With No Legs to Compete in Track World Championships [VIDEO]

Handout, Getty Images

South Africa’s athletics federation announced that it has chosen Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee runner, to join this month’s world championships in Daegu, South Korea, AP reports. For Pistorius, 24, it’s a dream come true, since he’ll get the opportunity to race against able-bodied athletes.

Pistorius becomes the first amputee athlete at the worlds and will compete in the 400 meters event, and participate in the 4×400 relay.

The runner uses Cheetah Flex-Foot prostheses, which had previously been ruled an unfair edge over able-bodied athletes. But that decision was overturned.

If all goes well, Pistorius could also be selected for next year’s London Olympics.

See Pistorius in action at the Paralympics:

[Associated Press]

More from Team 600

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://krod.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 600 ESPN EL PASO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 600 ESPN EL PASO quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!