Famous Blind and Visually Impaired AthletesRead inspirational stories about some of history’s best blind and visually impaired athletes. They overcame physical and emotional challenges in addition to societal obstacles and lowered expectations.
Erik Weihenmayer climbed Mount Everest. Completely blind Craig MacFarlane won 103 medals in 6 summer and winter sports. Another Craig, Craig Aucoin, finished seven triathlons and biked across Canada. And of course, Marla Runyan became the first blind athlete to participate in the Olympic Games, reaching the finals of the women’s 1,500 meters in 2000 in Sydney.
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“Famous Blind and Visually Impaired Athletes”