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Oscar Pistorius has another crack at qualifying for the London Olympics later this year when he lines up for the 400-metre event at Saturdays fourth leg of the Diamond League track and field series in Eugene, Oregon, writes Mark Etheridge.

Known as the Bladerunner, the Paralympic legend has already run a qualifying time but needs to run one more A standard time of 45.30sec on international soil.

He goes into the meeting with a 45.20sec season best. Fastest man in the field is LaShawn Merritt with 44.19 and three others in the field have gone under 45sec this season.

The official IAAF preview has our 2009 world 800m champion as lining up but his name is nowhere to be seen on the entry list with Sudan’s Abubaker Kaki quickest this season with a 1:43.13.

Four others in the field have also dipped under 1:44 this year. Should Mulaudzi indeed line up, he’ll have the A standard qualification time of 1:45.60 as his first target.


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