When the South African team was unable to finish their 4x400-meter relay qualifier on Thursday, it looked like Oscar Pistorius' time at the London Games was over.
The double-amputee known as Blade Runner appeared to have had his chance to compete for a gold medal dashed when his teammate, Oftense Mogawane, collided with a Kenyan runner during the second leg of their race.
Because of Mogawane's crash – Pistorius never even got a chance to run.
Fortunately, someone on the South African side had the presence of mind to appeal what happened. After a review, the IAAF determined that Pistorius’ squad would run as an additional team in Friday night’s final.
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Pistorious will run in the third leg of that event, unless of course someone else crashes into one of his guys.
(Kudos USA Today)