Scott Jurek – Guiding a Blind Runner at the Boston Marathon


Ultrarunner Scott Jurek is running the Boston Marathon this year as a guide for a visually-impaired runner as part of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind‘s Team With A Vision. Scott is guiding Thomas Panek, the CEO of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit that provides guide dogs for those who need them.

Thomas and Scott

Thomas and Scott

Here’s their Team With A Vision fundraising page.

The day before the race, I spoke with Scott about guiding after he went out with Thomas and the Clif Bar group for a short pre-race shakeout run:

Here’s Scott talking with Thomas before the run, with Thomas’ wife looking on and his guide dog Gus making sure I don’t get too close.

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