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Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
CREATED: 10/08/12 by mosered REPLIES: 5
mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1786
Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
POSTED: 10/08/12 10:33 AM

Fast DC Trier Andy Sovotnick guided a visually challenged runner, Amy Bell McDonaugh, to 7th place among the women at the Oct. 7 Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. 6:25 pace for both.

The (hardly) handicapped runner in question has won a Cincinnati marathon:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110501/SPT/110501007/Flying-Pig-winner-legally-blind-positively-inspiring

AndyJB444's ravatar AndyJB444    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 401
RE: Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
POSTED: 10/08/12 11:35 AM

must've been the chicken tenders

asovonick's ravatar asovonick    JOINED: 6/3/09    POSTS: 213
Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in 13.1
POSTED: 10/08/12 12:59 PM

It was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had racing/running... very rewarding and inspiring too. It's the highlight of my year so far. Amy is very tough and determined, just what you need to be a strong endurance runner.

The fastest male visually-impaired runner at WWB 13.1, Aaron Scheidies (who ran a blistering 1:18), is also a very accomplished triathlete, regularly competing among the elite ranks. Check him out too -- he promotes a charity, CDifferent, which for one connects VI athletes with guides.

I fed Amy no chicken tenders (she's a vegetarian) but did explain their benefits.

conartist's ravatar conartist    JOINED: 1/31/12    POSTS: 54
RE: Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
POSTED: 10/08/12 9:11 PM

Awesome stuff, Andy. You're a stud. Andy also mentored me (countless advice) when I started tri last season so I can attest to his general awesomeness. I thought the highlight of the year mighta been me besting his bike split at PHLY tri but suppose there's room to share. Be afraid next season...be very afraid ;). Keep up the great work my man.

JHJ20012's ravatar JHJ20012    JOINED: 2/1/10    POSTS: 179
RE: Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
POSTED: 10/09/12 7:18 AM

Great inspiration for a dreary Tuesday morning. Fantastic race Andy and Amy!

jxjia's ravatar jxjia    JOINED: 8/13/12    POSTS: 112
RE: Clubber leads legally blind runner to 7th in halfthon
POSTED: 10/09/12 8:31 AM

That is just awesome! Good work.

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