Watching David Brown, who is blind, and his racing partner Jerome Avery sprint is stunning and breathtaking. Here’s video proof. If you aren’t looking very closely and paying attention, you would think you were watching Usain Bolt in an Olympic sprint. But while Bolt is mesmerizingly fast, what Brown does is more impressive.
From Runner’s World writer Mary Pilon about the world’s fastest blind sprinter:
To watch them run is to witness athletic poetry in motion, a sort of three-legged race where the difference of fractions of a second determines podium outcomes. It’s a fusion of the agonizing precision of sprinting with the deep trust and intuition of athletes on a team being able to complement each other in moments of high stress. Like many things, the only way to really get good at it is to do it over and over again. And, of course, Brown cannot see the entire time. Read entire article here.
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