PHOTO: New York Daily News
I can’t even imagine running a marathon in general, only if I want to pass out. Let alone running it with visual impairment.
That didn’t stop Simon Wheatcroft who has been blind since 17. He prepared and trained as much as he could for the marathon, and now it’s finally time. He even created his own app to use during the race called Wayband.
What this does is let Simon know how close he is to other runners or obstacles by giving him a certain vibration. He wears that on both of his arms.
He also has another Wayband on his chest to let him know if there is anything in front of him.
He says his goal of running the entire marathon blind is to increase awareness for developers to hopefully, one day, make technological advancements so that all blind people, who want to, can do things like what Simon had done.
Read the FULL STORY. I’m assuming that he had someone at the finish line to stop him… otherwise he might have kept going.