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Pistorius family: Blade Runner Killer movie is a “gross misrepresentation”

The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years’ imprisonment for the crime.

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South African sprinter Wayde Van Niekerk breaks 300m world record

24-year-old South African sensation Wayde van Niekerk sprinted to a world record in the rarely-run 300m on Wednesday. The result is another feather in the cap for the world and Olympic 400m champion, who this year has set a leading mark of 19.84sec in the 200m and a personal record of 9.94sec in the 100m. Van Niekerk is also the first athlete to break 10sec for the 100m, 20sec for the 200m and 44sec for the 400m.