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Oscar to race against horse

2012-12-11 11:04
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Cape Town - South African Olympic and Paralympic 400m star Oscar Pistorius will race against an Arab horse in a ‘Run like the Wind’ challenge, as part of the ‘Definitely Able’ campaign in Doha to highlight the positive contribution of people with disabilities have made to local communities.

Pistorius tweeted, “Racing An Arab Horse on Wednesday night for the #runlikethewind Campaign in Doha. @DohaGOALS going to be INSANE!”

According to The South African website's Jenni Smout, speaking at a press conference Pistorius added, “Arabian horses (are) an iconic thing of the region. It is just a very special kind of thing to do. I think it is going to be an amazing spectacle.”

Pistorius said he had been preparing for the race, “I am going to do great deal of stretching. I will make sure I have enough protein in my system.”

Pistorius also confirmed that he will compete for five more years and then change tack to help raise awareness about landmine victims across the world.

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