Paralympic Sprinter David Brown – Episode 64 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 64 we chat with blind sprinter David Brown from the USA as he prepares for the Rio Paralympic Games, where he will run with his guides Jerome Avery and Mason Rhodes.

David has an impressive list of achievements on the athletics track in the 100, 200 and 400 meter events. He was the first totally blind runner to get under 11 seconds for the 100 meters, and holds the T11 world record of 10.92 seconds.

Check out David’s website http://www.running4hisglory.com

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website.

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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(Currently being transcribed)

Cheers, Mike.

Paralympic Track and Field with Lex Gillette – Episode 63 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 63 we chat with blind track and field athlete and Paralympian Lex Gillette from the USA as he prepares for Rio.

Lex has a stack of national, world and Paralympic achievements as a track sprinter as well as in triple jump and long jump. He has set a world record in the F11 long jump of 6.73 metres (22.1 feet). Check out his website www.lexgillette.com

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations that include the word “Jump”.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website. www.theblindsportpodcast.com

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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Cheers, Mike.

Paratriathlon with Amy Dixon – Episode 62 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Triathlon is a challenging game, and in order to do well, you need to love the focus and commitment that this sport demands. In episode 62 we chat with vision impaired Paratriathlete Amy Dixon from the U.S.

Amy ranks in the world’s top ten of blind and vision impaired female triathletes. Check out her website www.amydixonusa.com

For more information about Paratriathlon check out www.triathlon.org/paratriathlon

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations that include the word “Try”.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website. www.theblindsportpodcast.com

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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Cheers, Mike.

Pioneer Ironman Gillian Walker – Episode 61 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 61we chat with blind triathlete Gillian Walker from New Zealand.

Gillian has completed 17 full Ironman triathlons including being the first blind person to compete in New Zealand as well as the home of Ironman – Hawaii.

A 3.8km swim, a 180km cycle followed by a 42km marathon run makes for a big day out. So how does a blind person compete in this endurance multi-sport when no blind people have done it before? Well, with some good old guts and determination I’d say.

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations that are based around the concept of “Pioneering”.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website www.theblindsportpodcast.com

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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Cheers, Mike.

Blind Alive with Mel Scott – Episode 60 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 60 we chat with Blind Alive founder Mel Scott.

www.BlindAlive.com is a result of Mel’s desire to find accessible fitness programs that can be done in the comfort of your own home (With or without sight).

How do you follow a fitness instructor when the instructions are mostly visual? By designing routines that can be followed with audible instructions. That’s how, and that’s just what Mel and her team did.

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations that include the word “Alive”.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website.

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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Cheers, Mike.

The Adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber – Episode 59 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 59 we chat with Blind Adventurer Miles Hilton-Barber from England. Despite being blind for over 25 years, Miles has still lived his dreams, (and man, does this guy dream big), encouraging us to realise that “The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves.”

Some of his adventures have included running Ultra-marathons, mountain climbing, trekking in Antarctica, driving supercharged drag-racing cars, speed boats, setting a grand prix track record, piloting a microlight from London to Sydney and being the first blind person to break the sound barrier in a fighter jet. And believe me, the list goes on.

For a look at his impressive list of achievements and adventures, I recommend that you check out his website www.mileshilton-barber.com

This is a great conversation and I am sure that you will find it both informative and entertaining. I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to this podcast for free via iTunes, a smartphone podcast app, a Victor Reader Stream, or at The Blind Sport Podcast website www.theblindsportpodcast.com

Please share this podcast with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

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Cheers, Mike.

Mixed Martial Arts with David (AKA Blind Fury) – Episode 58 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Are you wanting to be more fit, more self-confident and more physically capable? Well, whether you become a multiple black belt lethal Ninja or just someone who can fall over without hurting yourself, then maybe Martial Arts is worth considering.

There are so many styles of Martial Arts to choose from that you can train in, and some, that are more suited to people with limited or no vision than others.

In episode 58 we chat with David Kuttnauer from San Diego, California, or as he is known as within certain circles “Blind Fury”, who in the last few years has got involved in mixed martial arts.

We discuss his experiences with Mixed Martial Arts and discuss how this sport  can be of benefit to blind and Vision Impaired people.

For more information or to contact David email contactdavidnow@gmail.com

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or like the blind sport podcast on Facebook.

 

For a full transcript of the audio contained within this podcast episode, access one of the following document format links:

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Cheers, Mike.

Tandem Cycling with the Blind Stokers Club – Episode 57 of The Blind Sport Podcast

When was the last time that you rode a bike? Can you remember how great that felt?

Being part of a tandem team of sighted captain and blind stoker is pretty amazing. Whether your goal is to improve your fitness, to cycle at a competitive level or just have a bit of weekend fun, riding a tandem could be the sport for you.

In episode 57 we chat with Dave White (Club Director and sighted tandem captain) and Andy Granda(DeafBlind Stoker) from the Blind Stokers Club in San Diego about their club and how this organisation is supporting the blind and Vision Impaired to enjoy the sport of Tandem Cycling.

For more information or to contact the Blind Stokers Club visit their website www.blindstokersclub.org or follow the Blind Stokers Club on Facebook.

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website www.theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook.

For a full transcript of the audio contained within this podcast episode, access one of the following document format links:

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Cheers, Mike.

Sport, Fitness and the Apple Watch with Jonathan Mosen – Episode 56 of The Blind Sport Podcast

So is the Apple Watch just an expensive gimmicky fashion accessory? Or could it actually help me with my sport or physical activities?

In episode 56 we chat with Jonathan Mosen from Wellington New Zealand about the Apple Watch and how it can be used to assist your sport or physical fitness goals.

Jonathan is a well-respected voice in the world of accessible technology for the Blind and vision impaired. Listen to how he has recently benefitted from using many features of the Apple Watch to support his personal health and fitness goals.

For more information or to contact Jonathan check out Mosen Consulting – Blindness technology eBooks, audiobooks and training http://Mosen.org

For additional resources on the accessibility of the Apple Watch as well as other Apple technologies for the blind check out http://applevis.com

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both informative and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.

Adapt and Run with Simon Wheatcroft – Episode 55 of The Blind Sport Podcast

Blind people are running the streets unassisted? Well Yes! Blind runner Simon Wheatcroft from Doncaster England is doing just that.

In episode 55 we chat with Simon about the methods, adaptions and technologies that he uses to allow him to run alone around his local area.

Some of Simon’s running achievements have included marathons and ultra-distance events including his 2014 epic run from Boston to New York to finish off with the New York City Marathon.

Simon is currently training towards his goal of being the first blind person to run a 160 mile ultra-distance run across the desert solo.

For more information or to contact Simon check out his website http://andadapt.com – Facebook http://facebook.com/andadapt – Twitter @andadapt

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced blind or vision impaired runner or walker, you may like to check out Achilles International http://www.achillesinternational.org as they can assist people to run in various countries and even assist you to participate in the TCS New York City Marathon.

Some technology mentioned by Simon in this conversation include the “Run Keeper” app https://www.runkeeper.com and Techno Gym treadmills and the “MyRun” iPad app https://itunes.apple.com/bg/app/myrun-app/id918088000?mt=8

This is a great conversation and I hope you find it both inspiring and entertaining.

I also include some motivational quotations.

You can subscribe, download and listen to The Blind Sport Podcast for free via iTunes or the website http://theblindsportpodcast.com. It is also on AGOGO, Tune in, Stitcher and IBlink Radio.

Please share this podcast link with your social networks as the more that people get to listen, the greater the ability to create a community of blind sport supporters.

Be a friend of the show by following @blindsportmike on Twitter or liking our page on Facebook http://facebook.com/theblindsportpodcast

Cheers, Mike.