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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:43 pm

JOHANNESBURG — Before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius broke barriers and the world embraced him for it. The double-amputee runner challenged the athletic establishment and secured the right to race on his carbon fiber blades in the 2012 Olympics.

A Paralympic champion, he won races by infinitesimal margins, describing the pressure of competition as “nail-biting” and “nerve-wracking.”

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