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Blind Runner Makes History At NYC Half Marathon With Help Of His Guide Dogs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A blind man completed the New York City Half Marathon with the help of his guide dogs Sunday.

Thomas Panek made history and became the first blind runner to finish the race when he crossed the finish line in less than 2.5 hours.

History has been made! #GoodBoyGus earned his United Airlines NYC Half medal and will now step into retirement....

Posted by Guiding Eyes for the Blind on Sunday, March 17, 2019

The lifelong runner lost his eyesight more than 25 years ago.

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He now serves as president for the nonprofit Guiding Eyes of the Blind and hopes to inspire others with disabilities.

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