Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius will compete for South Africa at this month’s World Championships in South Korea. He will be the first amputee-athlete compete at the championships ever. Pistorious had been banned from competitions, saying he had an unfair advantage over the other runners.

Pistorious, who also ran a time fast enough to qualify him for next year’s Summer Olympics in London, will compete in the 400-meter run and the 4 by 400-meter relay.

It would obviously be a great story to see him compete well. I found it a littleĀ ridiculous that he was banned from competition against able-bodied runners. I hope he makes it through the heats, and it would be great to see him get on the podium.

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