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Oscar to race against horse

2012-12-11 11:04

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.

Sport24

Comments
  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-12-11 11:21

    I would like to see his comment after the horses kicked him.

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-12-11 11:22

    I would like to see his comment after the horses kicked him. only if he will be able to talk.

  • she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 11:43

    The horse will loose!

      lionel.armstrong.77 - 2012-12-11 13:06

      there is a difference between "lose" and "loose"!

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 13:10

      Yay!

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 14:18

      Loose fillies................

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 12:20

    A page out of Habana's book.............. Originality is dead..........

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 13:02

      How so I thought it was Cheetah?

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 13:23

      Same difference........A four limbed Mammal. How about something creative .........We are the Best in the World We are South Africansssss.

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 13:49

      No man Horses lie eggs where u from?

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 14:16

      No Sea horses lay eggs.....

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 14:18

      I suggest the odds lay with Oscar if he took on a Sea Horse...........maybe not..........

  • EugeneGHFM - 2012-12-11 12:38

    My money's on Sarah Jessica Parker.

      lionel.armstrong.77 - 2012-12-11 13:05

      lmfao! and I thought I was the only one who saw that!

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 13:48

      Horse shyte.

  • flynn.govender - 2012-12-11 12:56

    Stupidity is not a disability - you cannot beat a horse, Oscar. I have a running background and a horse gets faster as the distance gets further. Anyway, I hope you do well though

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 14:23

      ""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.” """" See ...It pays to swallow rather than spit.

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 13:15

    How can a man race against a four-legged animal, and a horse nogal? Unless Oscar is going to be paid a lot of money for this stunt, I think he could be abusing the substance

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-12-11 14:11

    Rather let him play cricket for the Proteas. He can field at short leg.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 15:01

      nasty but nice.......

      she.is.here.777 - 2012-12-11 21:54

      Hehe

  • bee.mthethwa - 2012-12-11 15:57

    hahaha he failed to beat human in the Olympics, i dnt know what is he trying to achieve, lol bt certainly nt a gold medal

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