Oscar Pistorius Appoints Fast Track as Publicist

July 26, 2011

PR Company Fast Track has been appointed by sprinter Oscar Pistorius, buy nicknamed the Blade Runner, after a week that saw him become the first amputee sprinter in the history of the Olympics to qualify for the Games.

Chime Communications-owned Fast Track will handle all international media activity and will be Pistorius’ official spokesperson.

24-year-old South African Pistorius said: “Fast Track has a detailed understanding of elite disability sport and the agency is very well connected in Olympic and Paralympic sport. I am delighted to announce I will be working with them.”

Pistorius runs with carbon fibre prosthetic blades after both his lower legs were amputated at 11 months old.

Pistorius has had a long battle with the IAAF, world athletics’ governing body, over the use of his blades, but a Court of Arbitration ruling in 2008 cleared him to compete in competitions for able-bodied athletes.

Fast Track head of communications Steve Chisholm commented: “Oscar Pistorius is an inspirational athlete and will be one of the faces of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Fast Track has a great history with Oscar and we are thrilled to be working with him to publicise his outstanding achievements.”