By tls on Dec 15, 2007
This past Sunday (Dec. 9th) at the Dallas White Rock Marathon I had the honor of running with a couple of legends, known as Harry & Mike. Harry & Mike are 100% blind. I was one of 4 who guided them through the streets of Dallas for 13 miles (half-marathon). As of a few years ago, Harry had completed over 150 marathons. He often water skis and does motivational speaking. You can read more about Harry on this website.
A fun day was had by all. Running with Mike and Harry gave me a different perspective on the race. We take for granted what we see with our eyes. It's what they heard that amazed me. Very perceptive guys. They were both very thankful and gracious in that we took time to help guide them. I thank them for the opportunity. I look forward to many more runs.
This pic is of Harry Cordellos (2nd from left) and 3 of the guides (Sean Dowd, Nolan Duncan and myself).
And this pic is of Mike running with Ann Dannis.
And a big thanks to our very own Mary "Grand Mary" Kennard for the wonderful pics!