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How to watch ESPN's 'The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius'

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Airing exclusively on ESPN+ starting Sept. 27, "The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius" will take an in-depth look at Pistorius' life. (2:09)

What: 30 for 30: "The Life and Trials of Oscar Pistorius," a four-part film directed by Daniel Gordon and produced by Academy Award winner John Battsek.

When: Sunday, Sept. 27 on ESPN+

How: Exclusive for 6 months. Part 1: 91 minutes | Part 2: 77 min. | Part 3: 69 min. | Part 4: 102 min. Viewers will have the choice to watch the four serialized parts of the film live over four nights or to binge the entire film.

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius captured global attention after winning the right to compete against athletes without disabilities at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Born on Nov. 22, 1986, in Johannesburg, Pistorius became a double amputee at 11 months, when both of his legs were amputated just below the knee. Pistorius was born with fibular hemimelia.

Nicknamed "Blade Runner," the South African athlete's global fame came after his dominance at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games and participation in the 2012 Olympic Games as the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympics. In 2013, he shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, and he was sentenced to prison in 2014 for culpable negligence. The homicide trial captured global media attention and became one of the most shocking rise-and-fall stories in sports. Pistorius was eventually sentenced to prison for the murder of Steenkamp in 2016.

The Timeline

2003: Pistorius learns to walk on prosthetic legs, and he plays a handful of sports in middle and high school. He experiences an injury while playing rugby that causes him to turn to sprint training while rehabilitating.

2004: Pistorius -- now dubbed "Blade Runner" -- travels to the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens to compete; he wins the 200 meters in a world-record time of 21.97 seconds and comes in third in the 100 meters.

2005: Pistorius wins gold in the 100 and the 200 at the Paralympic World Cup.

2006: Pistorius thrives, winning the 100, 200 and 400 meters at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships.

2007: In the 2007 South African Senior Athletics Championships in March, he wins the 400 -- an event for athletes without disabilities. He also wins the 100 and the 200 at the country's Nedbank Championships for the Physically Disabled -- setting world records in both.

2008: Pistorius wants to compete in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing but is not selected by the South African Olympic Committee. Further, the IAAF rules he would be ineligible because his prosthetic racing blades give him a clear competitive advantage. However, he's still able to participate in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, where he wins three gold medals.

2011: Pistorius competes in a handful of Olympic and Paralympic events around the globe.

2012: Pistorius is added to South Africa's Olympic team for the 400 meters and 4x400m races at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He makes history on Aug. 12, becoming the first amputee runner to compete at an Olympic Games. He finishes eighth in the semifinals of the 400 meters and runs the final leg of the team's 4x400 relay, in which the team finishes seventh. Pistorius also runs in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, winning two gold medals and one silver.

2013: Pistorius shoots and kills his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early morning of Feb. 13. Pistorius admits he shot her four times through the bathroom door and says he thought she was an intruder.

2014: After seven months in which news organizations around the world cover the murder trial, Judge Thokozile Masipa rules in September that Pistorius is not guilty of murder but that he is guilty of culpable homicide. Pistorius is also convicted of firing a pistol under the table of a packed restaurant but is cleared of illegal possession of ammunition and of firing a pistol out of the sunroof of a car. On Oct. 21, Pistorius starts his five-year jail sentence.

2015: In June, Pistorius is set to be released early, in August, then remain under house arrest. After appeals, he is released in October. But in December, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal overturns the culpable homicide verdict and finds Pistorius guilty of murder.

2016: Pistorius is newly sentenced to six years in prison for murder.

2017: The Supreme Court of Appeal adds nine years to the sentence, for a total of 15 years. Pistorius will be eligible for parole in 2023.