Trails for All: Opening Up Trail Races to Visually Impaired Runners
By Amanda Loudin
There are some runners who make trail ultras look easy. Folks like Killian Jornett or Devon Yanko, for example. But even those at the top of their game will tell you running 50 or 100 miles is never an easy undertaking.
Imagine, then, adding an extra element of difficulty to the game. Say, running those same ultras without the benefit of sight. That’s just the challenge a growing number of ultra runners are proving doable. These visually impaired runners have decided their disability won’t get in their way of doing what they love. They’ve run 50Ks, 50-milers and even some of the most legendary monster runs, such as Leadville and Badwater, all within the same stringent cutoff times as their sighted counterparts.
Read more at http://running.competitor.com/2017/02/trail-running/trails-for-all-opening-trail-races-visually-impaired-runners_162158#RQpb3e70RM0IIOif.99