Blind Marathon Winner Finishes Without Guide
Blind marathon winner Amy McDonaugh, from Irmo, South Carolina, finished a Cincinnati, Ohio, in just under three hours.
McDonaugh's 2 hour, 58 minute and 14 second win in the 26.2 mile guide was accomplished without a guide. Though she has no peripheral vision, is blind in one eye and has poor vision in the other, McDonaugh was able to get the best woman's time in the 13th annual Flying Pig Marathon.
"I have three children and because I'm legally blind I'm a stay-at-home mom," McDonaugh told the Associated Press. "After the third child, I needed to get out of the house."
"My husband would say 'See you in 20 minutes' and that turned into an hour. I love it because it's something I can do. I could never play sports or anything like that. This is the one sport I could do."