Blind athlete completes third Ironman competition

National News

A blind athlete has defied the odds after competing in his third triathlon in Tempe, Arizona Sunday. 

Kyle Coon lost his eyesight at age six after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. 

Today, at age 26, his blindness doesn’t slow him down. Instead, it motivates him to keep going. 

Case and point: Ironman Arizona. That’s the name of the triathlon he competed in with his guide, Alan Greening. Tethered together, they swam 2.4 miles, before transitioning to an hours-long tandem bike ride, and then running 26.2 miles to finish the race.

Read more here.
 

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don’t Miss


Get FREE Text Alerts
Report It