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December 07, 2011 05h01PM {data}2011-12-07{/data}{hora}17:01{/hora}

Johnson does not believe Pistorius should have been cleared to run. . Photo: AP

Johnson does not believe Pistorius should have been cleared to run.
Photo: AP

Michael Johnson wouldn't have cleared Oscar Pistorius to run in able-bodied races but, now the decision has been made, the retired 400-meter great wants to see the double-amputee athlete "do the best he can possibly do."

Pistorius' possible participation at next year's London Olympics may not have the world record-holder's full support, but Johnson told The Associated Press he admired the South African as "the poster boy" for athletes overcoming disability.

The two have become good friends, and shared a stage at a sports conference on Wednesday.

In interviews with the AP, Johnson said he was "very supportive" of Pistorius, while Pistorius said he wasn't trying to prove a point in his mission to make the games.

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