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.