Blind Texas man completes half marathon with guide
POSTED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:51am
UPDATED: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:36am
Fort Worth, TX — A blind Texas man is determined not to let his handicap keep him from accomplishing his goals. He wanted to run a half marathon, Sunday, he did just that with the help of a guide, as Ken Molestina shows us, a little hard work and assistance goes a long way.
Dennis Lynch, Blind Runner, "The main thing, the main focus I'm doing this is to represent all the blind community here in Texas. That we all blind folks can do sports like sighted folks do. We just need a little bit of assistance."
Dennis Lynch says despite being blind he and his guide John Myers are out to prove the old saying, "When there is a will there is always a way."
This is the first time either of them competed in a half marathon John Myers, Guide, "The biggest hurdle we've had to face is getting used to the newness of it."
The two were among the tens of thousands running the Cowtown Marathon.
They tell us they used a guide rope attached to both of them to get through the course.
Myers led the way and Lynch was just a short tug behind him, Dennis Lynch, "For me running it just feels like I am being free, feeling the wind, and just listening to all the people and being out there on the streets is just a real good thrill."
The pair ran 13.1 miles and crossed the finish line in just over two and half hours.