Pistorius's Olympic Deadline Extended

June 26, 2008 12:01:25 PM PDT
The deadline for South African double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius to qualify for the Beijing Olympics has been extended. Pistorius' manager Peet van Zyl said Thursday the South African athletics federation moved its deadline from July 11 to July 17, giving the runner time to compete in four European races as he tries to meet the 400-meter qualifying time of 45.55.

Pistorius won a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport in May saying he could compete in able bodied events after the IAAF said his carbon fiber prosthetics gave him an unfair advantage.