Man Becomes First Blind Runner to Complete Half-Marathon with Guide Dogs

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Thomas Panek made history when he became the first blind runner to complete a marathon with the help of his guide dogs Waffle, Gus, and Westley.

Panek’s trio of Labrador Retrievers took turns pacing him along the 13.1-mile course were the first four-legged athletes to enter the race.

According to the website, his team finished the marathon in just under two hours and 21 minutes.

Panek is the president and CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind. His philosophy on running is: “If you love the sport, don’t let anything stop you from doing it.”