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DRAKE RELAYS: Blade Runner Will Not Attend

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Drake University released a statement Friday saying Oscar Pistorius will not compete in the 2013 Drake Relays.

Olympic runner Pistorius, known as Blade Runner for his lightning-fast prosthetic legs was scheduled to run with other Olympians in the relays this year.

Friday morning Pitorius appeared in court and was officially charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day. Pistorius denies the allegations, but will face a trial in the coming weeks.

Drake’s statement read, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp.  We have been in contact with a representative for Oscar Pistorius and understand that he will not be competing in the Drake Relays.   We will provide additional information about those competing in the Drake Relays within the next two weeks.”