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    Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by blade on Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:34 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=trackandfield&id=3192307

    a blind runner running in a marathon. i would think he'd get lost or something?


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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by beholland25 on Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:04 pm

    wow, thats pretty amazing. that would be so incredibly hard to do. all of his training is on a treadmill.....that would be so boring.

    it says in the article he is 4 guides that switch in and out to help him finish. they are connected by a pipe which they each hold. the guide tells him where he is on the course and if there are any potholes, bumps, etc.
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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by blade on Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:05 pm

    yeah that is amazing. the treadmill probably isn't that boring to him


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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by krypto on Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:58 pm

    Wow! That's pretty cool, being blind, not seeing where you are, and running a marathon, that's just amazing.
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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by blade on Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:48 pm

    yes, i wouldn't say that it is cool to be blind


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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by beholland25 on Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:01 am

    yeah, not cool to be blind, but cool how he can still run a marathon. many people who can see cant even run a marathon.
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    Re: Steve Gokey, a blind runner

    Post by blade on Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:21 pm

    yeah i know


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