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Oscar Pistorius Training Again, Calls the Experience “Bittersweet”

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Oscar Pistorius is training again for the first time in the five months.

While awaiting trial for the murder of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, the Paralympic sprinting champ is returning to the track. His first “formal” workout since his arrest consisted only of light jogging. Pistorius is reported to have lost over twenty lbs. since Steenkamp’s murder. ”It was a very emotional experience for him to put the blades back on, to walk back onto the track, get the smell of the track,” according to Peet Van Zyl, Pistorius’s agent.

Even though this is his has been called his first formal workout since the murder, The Daily Mail reported on June 8 that Pistorius had paired with Claudia Viljoen, a former elite-level hurdler and currently a sport scientist, to train.

Prior to Steenkamp’s killing, Pistorius was known world-wide as an inspirational figure. Born without a fibula in either leg, Pistorius’s parents decided to have both of his legs amputated when he was 11 months old. Despite this, he grew up athletic, able to run on custom carbon-fiber “blades,” giving him the moniker “blade runner.”

His sprinting career has brought him eight Paralympic medals, beginning with the 2004 Athens games. Pistorius was granted permission to compete in the 2012 London Olympic games, where he made the semi-finals in the 400m.

In the early hours of February 14, 2013, Steenkamp was shot to death in Pistorius’s home. Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder, though he claims that he believed Steenkamp to have been an intruder.

His next court appearance is set for August 19, with a trial possible in the fall. If convicted of premeditated murder, he faces 25 years to life imprisonment.

Oscar Pistorius Training Again, Calls the Experience “Bittersweet”
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  • Jack

    What a scum bag. He gets to be free and train after killing that pretty woman.

    • james

      This situation was horrible and it does not look good but you have already convicted him. Give him his day in court.

  • dean

    What is this guy training for the “prison track team?”

  • http://forensicnumerologyprofiling.wordpress.com/ Pamela Valemont

    Things have changed dramatically and drastically for Oscar Pistorius since the trial date has been rescheduled to August 19th, the date of what would have been Reeva Steenkamp’s 30th birthday. On the 22nd of July, he will enter a parlous and perilous numerological cycle, which will continue through to the 22nd of November, 2013. The trial date falls within that time frame, and this does not bode at all well for Oscar. If you would like to read my updated ebook, (which also includes my unique findings hidden within Reeva’s paintings which eerily forecast not only the tragedy but the calendar date and geographical location of it as well) “Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp A Double Tragedy”, please either go to Lulu and type in my name, Pamela Lillian Valemont or follow this link: http://www.lulu.com/shop/pamela-lillian-valemont/oscar-pistorius-reeva-steenkamp-a-double-tragedy/ebook/product-21090838.html Also available in hard or soft cover. Thank you.