My 2015 New York City Marathon – Episode 50 of The Blind Sport Podcast

In episode 50 I share my experience of participating in my seventh New York City Marathon. On November 1 along with 50,000 other runners, I hit the streets of New York’s five boroughs with the enthusiastic support of two to three million spectators. Wow! What an amazing adventure.

Listen to why this specific marathon is so special to me and probably anyone else that has had the privilege to experience it.

A huge thank you to my guide/support team, Achilles New Zealand/Achilles New York and everyone else who has played a part in getting me to that finish line. What an absolutely epic adventure it has been.

If you are blind or have a disability, I hope my story will encourage you to say “Yes” to doing what it takes to run or walk a marathon. As the saying goes, “You can learn everything that you ever wanted to know about yourself (and more) in just 26 miles/42 kilometres.”

I also include some motivational sayings/quotations seen along the course.

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Cheers, Mike.