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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    'Blade runner didn't look me in the eye': mother of Oscar Pistorius' victim

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 08:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Pretoria June Steenkamp says 'Blade Runner' didn't acknowledge her at his trial Mother of Pistorius' victim speaks out The mother of Reeva Steenkamp, ... because he thought she was an intruder. Steenkamp, 67, said she could forgive the "Blade Runner" for what he had done. "I'm not a person who hates another person," she ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius 'strongly' denies girlfriend's murder

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 03:12pm by AFP AND REUTERS

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pretoria, Reuters in Johannesburg South African ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius disputes a murder charge laid against him on Friday “in the strongest possible ... the proceedings at the Pretoria court to be broadcast. Relatives in the public gallery tried in vain to console the gold medallist. Known worldwide as “Blade Runner” because of his carbon fibre prostheses ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Track star Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 02:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday ... Tomlinson, told reporters, in tears. “They did have a good relationship. Nobody actually knows what happened.” Track star Pistorius, who races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Next year's Hong Kong Marathon won't raise quota of runners

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by Alvin Sallay

    ... we cannot increase the quota of runners next year." The Hong Kong Marathon, known by many elite runners as one of the toughest in the world because of its hilly course and humid ... races (35,000) as well as a 10km wheelchair race (20 entries) and a 3km wheelchair race (50). Some 70,000 runners registered for this year's event, an increase of 1,000 from last year, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Runners reach new heights in charity race up city's tallest tower

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 05:23am by DANNY LEE

    ... "blade" like those used by Paralympic athletes. "We just want to show a few things… that amputees can do something, to run as they do," Fung said. Runners had to scale 82 storeys ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Blind teenager and amputee among participants in gruelling climb up Hong Kong's tallest tower Runners reach new heights in ICC race Blind teenager Choi ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius in night club altercation days after his lawyers wrap up defence

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... regrets the decision to go into a public place and thereby invite unwelcome attention,” she said in a statement. The 27-year-old, known as “Blade Runner” because of the carbon-fibre prosthetic ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius must face consequences of his deed, prosecutor says as judge weighs verdict

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 07:19pm by Reuters

    ... Day last year. The defence says Pistorius, nicknamed the "Blade Runner" after his carbon-fibre prosthetic running legs, shot Steenkamp through a locked toilet door in self-defence, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Pyongyang marathon open for entries from foreign runners for second time

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:29am by SAMUEL CHAN AND BRIAN YAP

    ... Samuel Chan and Brian Yap Runners can lap up a taste of North Korea Amateur runners looking for a less liberating marathon experience take note: foreigners are again being invited to jog along the broad avenues of Pyongyang. This year's Pyongyang marathon was the first to be open to foreigners, with 225 recreational runners and a number of professionals taking part. Entries ...

  9. News - China Insider - MARATHON

    ‘No more public peeing!’ Beijing Marathon organisers warn runners ahead of October event

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com The Beijing Marathon’s organisers have announced harsh penalties for runners who urinate on the track this year, after scores of participants relieved ... event. But many runners put the blame on organisers, saying there was a short supply of mobile toilets. Last year, some 35,000 marathon runners had to share three hundred mobile toilets placed ...

  10. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... Louis Zamperini 1917-2014 Runner who spent two years in Japanese prison camps featured in bestselling book Unbroken War hero, Olympian, subject of Jolie film dies Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. ...




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