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.

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.”

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