Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic athlete from South Africa known as the Blade Runner, was back on the track Thursday in a low-key workout for the first time since he was accused of killing his girlfriend in February.
Pistorius will be arraigned in August for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, a model and actress. He says he accidentally shot Steenkamp when he mistook her for an intruder at his Pretoria home in the early morning of Feb. 14.
The double amputee, who was seen in March at the University of Pretoria track, made his official return to training Thursday for what his family termed a light workout.
“It was a very emotional experience for him to put the blades back on, to walk back onto the track, get the smell of the track,” Peet van Zyl, Pistorius' agent, told the Associated Press. “It was tough for him. He said to me it was like a bittersweet feeling and emotion for him to be back on the track.”