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Oscar Pistorius tries new strategy in 400

Updated: June 9, 2011, 7:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius used to try to run the second half of the 400 meters faster than the first.

On his carbon-fiber blades, he gets off to slower starts than his able-bodied competitors, so that strategy seemed to make sense.

"That's for the last three years just left me at 46 seconds," South Africa's "Blade Runner" said Thursday.

He needs a 45.25 to post the "A" qualifying time for this year's world championships. So before this season, he and ...

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