Skateboarding with Daniel Mancina – Episode 68 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 68 we chat with vision impaired Skateboarder Daniel Mancina from Michigan.

Daniel’s determination and passion for this sport has allowed him to adapt and master methods and skills that give him the ability to do some pretty cool stuff on a skateboard. This is yet again another great story of someone who won’t let vision impairment stop him from doing what he wants to do.

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

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Cheers, Mike.

Breaking Marathon Records On Debut with Chaz Davis – Episode 67 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 67 we chat with vision impaired runner Chaz Davis from Denver Colorado.

On debut at the California International Marathon Chaz was not only the first vision impaired finisher, but he also set a new US VI record of 2:31:48.

He recently competed at the Rio Paralympics in the 1,500 and 5,000 meters, so didn’t have much time to change his training focus to build up to run 42.2km 26.2 miles.

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. 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.

Paralympic Gold for David Brown – Episode 66 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 66 we chat with blind sprinter David Brown from the USA as he returns from the Rio Paralympics, where he ran with his guides Jerome Avery and Mason Rhodes.

Not only did David win gold in the T11 (or totally blind) category in the 100 meter sprint, but he set a new Paralympic record in the process of 10.99 seconds. Fantastic effort! – But not all of his plans worked out. Check out his story.

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.

Ultra-Runner Rhonda-Marie Avery- Episode 65 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 65 we chat with vision impaired ultra-runner Rhonda-Marie Avery from Canada.

This lady has taken on some amazing challenges including running Canada’s 885km Bruce Trail in 20 days. She was also the first vision impaired person to enter the Barkley Marathons in Tennessee, which is an almost impossible to finish 100 mile challenge. And if that wasn’t enough, she is now training to do a double Ironman in Florida.

Check out Rhonda-Marie’s Envisions Project website http://www.envisionsproject.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. http://blindsportpodcast.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.

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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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

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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

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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.

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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.