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Oscar Pistorius still facing down critics, IAAF

Oscar Pistorius still facing down critics, IAAF

Despite his trailblazing success at the world athletics championships, Oscar Pistorius knows he still hasn't convinced everyone he belongs on the track next to able-bodied runners.
The double-amputee sprinter, though, insists he will not be distracted during his mission to qualify for next year's Olympics in London.
The South African known as "Blade Runner" says "I feel very at ease with myself ... I'll always have my critics."
Although he helped South Africa get through the preliminary rounds in the 4x400-meter relay in South Korea last week, he wasn't selected to run in the final, where his country finished second behind the United States. He still earned a team silver medal.
And Pistorius is still fighting to convince the IAAF he can safely run any leg of a relay.
He insists: "I have run all legs of various relays without any incidents."