Thomas Panek made history on Sunday in the New York City Half Marathon. Thomas was the first blind runner to complete the half marathon with guide dogs. Thomas lost his eyesight in his early 20s. Thanks to volunteer human guides, he has since completed 20 marathons.
Thomas says, “It never made sense to me to walk out the door and leave my guide dog behind when I love to run and they love to run," so he started a formal training program for running guide dogs.
The team of 4 finished the race in just shy of 2 hours and 21 minutes.