Blind Marathon Runner Makes History

 

A blind runner makes history at the New York City half-marathon.

Thomas Panek is the first blind runner to finish the event with his guide dogs.

The race's website says Panek and his four-legged friends crossed the finish line this past Sunday in less than two-and-a-half hours.

Panek, who lost his sight in his early 20's, is the president of Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

His three labrador retrievers named Westley, Waffle and Gus each took a shift on the 13.1 mile run.

Gus took the final leg and got to take a photo at the end with the metal.

Panek hopes he and his dogs will inspire others with disabilities take part in more activities.

Jessie

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