Posted April 03, 2013

Oscar Pistorius ‘keen to get back on track to resume training’

Oscar Pistorius plans on training again to race competitively. (Gallo Images)

Oscar Pistorius plans on training again to race competitively. (Gallo Images)

Oscar Pistorius intends on training again, perhaps for the world championships in Moscow in August, despite being charged with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend on Valentines Day.

Pistorius, the double-amputee “Blade Runner” who competed in the London Olympics last summer, was freed on bail in February and wants to return to the track to start running competitively again, according to a report Wednesday afternoon from the Associated Press.

Pistorius is set to return to court in June when prosecutors will look to serve his indictments but the trial may not begin until the end of the year, or possibly not until 2014. According to the AP report, Pistorius is “keen” on getting back to the track:

There was still no decision on an exact time-frame for the multiple Paralympic champion’s return to regular running, but Pistorius told his agent Peet van Zyl and longtime coach Ampie Louw at a Tuesday meeting that he was ”definitely keen to get back on track to resume training,” the agent said.

Pistorius last trained on a track more than two months ago, before the murder of his girlfriend. He hasn’t competed in a race since his victory in the 400-meters final at the London Paralympics in September.


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