28 Feb '14, 7pm

Blind Runner Set to Run Antarctica Marathon

Runners usually say the best way to explore a new place is to run through it. But Hein Wagner, of South Africa, plans to take that one step further by running the Antarctica Marathon next weekend. Wagner, 41, of Cape Town, South Africa, will become the first ever blind runner to complete the Antarctica Marathon on March 9. “The motivation is really my fascination with the South Pole,” Wagner said in an interview with Runner’s World Newswire . “I can’t imagine what the seventh continent looks like so I have to go there to experience it.” In 2008, one of Wagner’s running partners suggested they try to run a marathon on every continent in the world. Wagner, an adventure enthusiast, quickly agreed and knew Antarctica would prove the most challenging. “The cold is inevitable, it’s going to be cold,” said Wagner, but what he is most concerned about is the wind. “I rely quite a b...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/blind-runner-set-to-run...

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