Blind man runs race with dogs for NYC half-marathon

NEW YORK CITY-- A blind man made history last weekend at the New York City Half-marathon.

Thomas Panek is the first blind runner to finish the event with his guide dogs.  The races web site says Panek and his four-legged friends crossed the finish line in less than two and a half hours.

Panek's three labrador retrievers, Westley, Waffle, and Gus each took a shift on the 13.1 mile run.

Gus took the final leg and got to take a photo at the end with the medal around his neck.  Panek hopes he and his dogs will inspire others with disabilities to take part in more activities.


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