Pistorius will take on the best

Double amputee Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius will race against Olympic 400m champion Jeremy Wariner in July.

Double amputee Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius will race against Olympic 400m champion Jeremy Wariner in July.

He will run in his first able-bodied Grand Prix event at the Norwich Union Sheffield Grand Prix on Sunday.

"With the likes of Jeremy Wariner in the field I couldn't ask for a stronger test, but these are the sort of challenges I want," said Pistorius, 20.

He runs on carbon fibre curved blades after his legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old.

The South African was born without fibulae in both legs because of a congenital condition.

Other big names in the 400m at the Sheffield meet (which will be broadcast live on BBC TV and on bbc.co.uk/sport) include Britain's number one Tim Benjamin and the Commonwealth champion John Steffenson from Australia. - BBC

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