Friday, April 4, 2008

Blind runner attempts seven-continent marathons in seven days

Dave Heeley with his guide dog.

British runner, Dave Heeley, known as "Blind Dave," is gearing up to run in marathons on seven continents over seven days. Starting with Antarctica, he will begin his run there April 6 and complete his last marathon back in England by 3 p.m. April 13, after completing marathons in the USA, Australia, Dubai, Tunisian Republic and India.

According to The Express and Star, "if all goes to plan, he will be running his way into the record books when he crosses the line at 3 p.m. – as the first blind person to run seven marathons, on seven continents, in seven days."