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South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius checks his starting position prior to the T44 100 m for men at the Visa Paralympic world cup at the Manchester Regional Arena. (AFP/Getty Images)
International track officials said that Pistorius can now compete against the world’s best athletes in a softening of attitude towards the disabled runner. (AP)
Pistorius competes in the men’s 400m race B during the Athletics IAAF Golden Gala in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. (AFP/Getty Images)
South Africa’s paraolympic champion Pistorius reflects after losing the mens 400m. (EPA)