BLADE RUNNER RESTARTS DISCREET TRAINING


South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has resumed training, weeks before he is due back in court over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, scheduled for August.

A statement on his website said the “low-key routine” was not “a formal return to athletics”, but a way of helping him “process his trauma”.

Oscar Pistorius, 26, is a double amputee who won gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and also competed at the Olympics. He denies murdering Reeva, saying he shot her after mistaking her for an intruder.

On Friday, his family released video of him training at the High Performance Centre in the capital, Pretoria.  In the video, Mr Pistorius can be seen putting on his prostheses before lightly sprinting on a track.

The statement on his website said that his focus “remains entirely on the court case”. “Oscar is not contemplating a formal return to athletics and his training is not aimed at preparing for competition,” the statement further read.

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