MONTE CARLO: Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius — who wants to race in the 400 meters at the Olympics — will work with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to ensure that his curved, carbon-fibre prosthetic racing legs do not give him an unfair advantage. The IAAF said on Thursday that Pistorius would undergo a full biometrical analysis with independent experts at the German Sport University in Cologne. Pistorius has set world records in the 100, 200 and 400 in Paralympic events. To make next year’s Olympics in Beijing, Pistorius would have to run a 46.3 before the July 2008 qualifying deadline. His personal best in the 400 is 46.56 seconds. Pistorius, along with his scientific advisers, will work with specialist Professor Peter Bruggemann in Cologne over several days of testing, with the data analysis to take around three weeks. The testing won’t begin until October, at a date yet to be fixed. Pistorius said he was pleased to help conduct research “so that we can jointly come to a fair and educated conclusion.” — AP

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