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Submission + - World's first Cybernetic Athlete to Compete (

Tufriast writes: "The world's first mechanically augmented athlete, Oscar Pistorius, will now compete against unaugmented peers on behalf South Africa. He'll be running in the 400m and 4x400m relay at the World Athletics 2011 Championships. Pistorius, a double leg amputee, has had special leg blades crafted for him that allow him to compete against his peers. He's fought hard to prove the provide no advantage, and according to IAAF they do not. This should be a very interesting race to watch. His nickname: The Blade Runner."
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