With the help of Westley, Waffle and Gus, Thomas Panek became the first blind person led exclusively by guide dogs to finish the race.
The New York City Half Marathon is this Sunday and Thomas Panek will become the first blind person to run the race led completely by guide dogs pic.twitter.com/EHKJNWttbo— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) March 16, 2019
We found him!!! pic.twitter.com/Rom9mK29dF— Lydia S. Hu (@LydiaHuNews) March 17, 2019
Amazing accomplishment!! Thomas Panek is visually impaired. Today, he ran the @nyrr half marathon with the help of three guide dogs trained by @GuidingEyes pic.twitter.com/I3YSA2l7EP— Lydia S. Hu (@LydiaHuNews) March 17, 2019
#GoodBoyGus earned his #UnitedNYCHalf medal and will now step into retirement. Congratulations Thomas and the entire Running Guides team!— Guiding Eyes (@GuidingEyes) March 17, 2019
Help fund the #GuidingEyes Running Guides Program and all our services that bring #GuideDogs to people in need: https://t.co/pG1OTq4gyw pic.twitter.com/npPJimQDRB
Thomas Panek made history at the NYC Half Marathon today, becoming the first blind runner to complete a half marathon with a canine companion.@KristenDahlgren shared this story this week on @NBCNightlyNews. pic.twitter.com/i2c4xeZwpC— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) March 17, 2019
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