On Saturday, Oscar Pistorius will make his Olympic debut in the 400-meter qualifying heats, achieving a historic milestone for disabled athletes everywhere as the first double amputee in the Games. He hopes to reach the semifinals and break 45 seconds in the 400, then help the South African 4x400- meter relay team. But for all the admiration Pistorius generates for making it to the starting line, his participation also stirs debate about whether his carbon-fiber legs provide an unfair advantage. Naturally, he wishes people focused on his talent, not the technology he needs to run.
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