Episode 22 of The Blind Sport Podcast – The First Blind Marathoner

In episode 22 we chat with John Stratford from New Zealand about being the world’s first blind person to run a marathon. In 1965, distance runners had a very different approach to racing in the marathon. Wearing tennis shoes, no water during the race and a 20 mile recovery run the day after was just the way things worked. There are some great stories of how he would train alone, running the streets totally blind and dealing with injuries and attitudes.

I also include some motivational quotations.

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