Blind Runner Set to Run Antarctica Marathon
South African will brave the rough terrain of the South Pole.
Runners usually say the best way to explore a new place is to run through it. But Hein Wagner, of South Africa, plans to take that one step further by running the Antarctica Marathon next weekend.
Wagner, 41, of Cape Town, South Africa, will become the first ever blind runner to complete the Antarctica Marathon on March 9.
“The motivation is really my fascination with the South Pole,” Wagner said in an interview with Runner’s World Newswire. “I can’t imagine what the seventh continent looks like so I have to go there to experience it.”..cont