Guide Dogs help Blind runner complete marathon

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A blind runner makes history at the New York City half-marathon.
Thomas Panek is the first blind runner to finish the event with his guide dogs.
The race’s web site says Panek and his four-legged friends crossed the finish line Sunday in less than two-and-a-half hours.
Panek, who lost his sight in his early 20’s, is the President of guiding eyes for the blind.
His three labrador retrievers– Westley, Waffle and Gus — each took a shift on the thirteen-point-one mile run.
Panek hopes he and his dogs will inspire others with disabilities take part in more activities.
 

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