By collaborating with IBM, Simon Wheatcroft wants to give blind runners the tools to run independently.
Of the 27,487 runners who traversed the city of Boston this year for the marathon, 39 were visually impaired.
Running a marathon blind can be terrifying: Hordes of runners are bolting toward you, crowds scream from the sidelines, and you have no idea if you’re about to crash into someone ahead of you. But for 31-year-old Simon Wheatcroft, a blind Englishman who completed the marathon on Monday, there is nothing more exhilarating.
“I want to take it all in,” he tells Fast Company. “I want to enjoy the sounds of the other runners and the people cheering.”
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