Paralympic star Pistorius signs Fast Track to act as his publicists ahead of London 2012
Sunday, 31 July 2011
July 31 - Four-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has appointed international sports marketing agency Fast Track to act as his publicists.
The move will see Fast Track lead on all international media activity for the 24-year-old South African as well as acting as his official spokesperson.
"Fast Track has a detailed understanding of elite disability sport and the agency is very well connected in Olympic and Paralympic sport and I am delighted to announce I will be working with them," Pistorius said.
The move comes jafter 400 metre star Pistorius moved a step closer to achieving his dream of competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games by running under the A standard qualifying time as he claimed a personal best of 45.07sec in a race in Lignano in Italy.
It is a time that will also almost certainly see him compete at the World Championships in Daegu next month where he will become the first ever amputee sprinter to compete at the event.
Fast Track Head of Communications Steve Chisholm said: "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."
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