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Pistorius must decide on racing: agent

Sapa | 2013-03-28 14:17:21.0
Oscar Pistorius starts his men's 400m round 1 heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in this August 4, 2012 file photo.
Image by: DYLAN MARTINEZ / REUTERS

It is up to murder accused Oscar Pistorius to decide whether he wants to start racing again after some of his bail conditions were lifted on Thursday, his agent said.

"I will sit down with him and discuss it with him, but he will be the one to decide and let us know if wants to race," Peet van Zyl said of the paralympic athlete.

"I have not discussed it [participating in races] with him yet, and would not be able to say if he would. He has not trained yet, and when a man hasn't trained for such a long time he cannot just start racing again."

Judge Bert Bam, handing down judgment in the High Court in Pretoria in Pistorius's appeal of some of his bail conditions, said the paralympian would be allowed to use his passport to travel outside the country.

Pistorius had to inform his attorney a week before travelling, and provide an itinerary. He had to hand his passport back to his attorney within 24 hours of his return.

He was arrested on February 14 after his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in his Pretoria home. He did not attend the appeal proceedings.

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