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Visually impaired runners and the guides that run with them
A stopwatch is in the foreground with a red track in the backgroundInsider takes an in-depth look at one of the events at the Paralympics: visually impaired track. Because many of those competing in the various visually impaired classes can’t see well enough to get around the track themselves, they must have a guide with them. But how does this work? Who guides the athletes? What kind of relationship must a guide and competitor have in order to succeed?
 
In this article, Insider interviews a runner and his guide to give us a better understanding of track events in the Paralympics.
 
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