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Pistorius On The Line Now In Murder Trial

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March 27, 2014 AT 9:33 AM
Before he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius broke barriers and the world embraced him for it. The double-amputee runner challenged the athletic establishment and secured the right to race on his carbon fiber blades in the 2012 Olympics. A Paralympic champion, he won races by infinitesimal margins, describing the pressure of competition as "nail-biting" and "nerve-wracking". It's all on the line now for Pistorius, who dug deep as an athlete and reveled in global accolades that flowed in spite of, and because of, the obstacles posed by his disability. The man, who racing commentators said was slow from the starting block, is expected to testify soon at his murder trial. The defense begins its case on Friday after four weeks of prosecution-led testimony.