Sprinter Is Training for the Olympics — Without His Eyesight

Sprinter Is Training for the Olympics — Without His Eyesight

“I’m blind, I’m not weak.”
But when Antoine Craig, who is completely blind, walked into Jason Elkin’s gym in Richmond, Virginia, Elkin was stopped in his tracks, WTVR News reports.

Antoine has retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes the retinas to slowly die over time.

Looking for something positive, while attending Virginia Commonwealth University, he started running.
“Once I crossed the finish line, it was just a feeling of accomplishment that, at the time, I wasn’t getting,” he told WTVR. ‘That moment when I crossed the finish line was like, OK this feels great.”
Over time Antoine discovered he was actually a better sprinter than a distance runner.

Now Antoine is preparing for the Pan Olympic games in Tokyo, which have been pushed back a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Antoine ran a personal best of 11.7 seconds at the ParaPan games in Peru last summer, and now his goal is to run 11 seconds flat or better.

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