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How I Got My Running Mojo Back After Sight Loss

Seven years ago I was diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy after losing central vision within six months. Losing vision is extremely difficult. I had so many good days, but so many bad days too. I knew it was important for me to continue to do what I love – to stay active! …After losing vision, I was introduced to the Achilles International running group. This was a game-changer! I learned about running with a guide and the opportunities for me exploded. I started meeting new guides and created this amazing network of guides…There are some amazing resources out there to find guides but the one I always go to first is United in Stride. United in Stride is an awesome resource where blind/visually impaired runners can type in their zip code and find sighted guides! Likewise, sighted guides can go and register making themselves available to guide. I count on this United in Stride to help me find guides to train for the events that make a positive impact in my life – California International MarathonBoston MarathonNew York City Marathon – and the list continues!

Scott Jurek to guide Western States’ first legally blind racer 
Running Magazine-Jun 25, 2019 – Kyle Robidoux, 43, of Roxbury, Mass. is set to race the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run in California, which starts Saturday morning. … According to a report in Gold Country Media, Robidoux was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa at age 11, and by 19 was legally blind.

I Was Able To Do It’: How Nick Silver Kept Running As He Lost His Eyesight
WBURMay 3, 2019 – But until last year, he wasn’t sure he’d be able to keep running. …. Years earlier, Silver had been looking for a running guide in St. Louis. He posted on a website called United in Stride. But there weren’t many registered runners in his area, and he never actually connected with any guides..


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