Operating blind isn’t any deterrent for imaginative and prescient impaired lady decided to ‘see the world’


Casey Hyde is legally blind and by her personal admission has a “concern of strolling out the entrance door”. 

However for this extraordinary lady competing in Ironman occasions is her “likelihood to interrupt that concern”.

“You get that euphoria after a race of finishing one thing that almost all blind individuals cannot do,” the 35-year-old stated.

“If there is a will, there is a means.”

However the week earlier than her newest race on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Casey practically gave up on the occasion she’d skilled three months for.

Her information was struck down with COVID sparking a nationwide seek for an athlete keen to be by her aspect for the 1.8 kilometre swim, 90km bike experience and 21km run.

Casey and Kelly say able-bodied athletes ought to think about being guides to permit individuals with disabilities to take pleasure in sport.(Equipped: Casey Hyde)

Then she was hit by a automotive whereas strolling throughout a pedestrian crossing on a Melbourne avenue together with her information canine.

Shaken however undeterred, she referred to as on Kelly Honess, who’d been alongside her in a earlier Ironman occasion, to be her information.

“She simply stated ‘Sure’ then stated ‘What are we doing?’ She’s at all times been like that,” Casey stated.

Towards all odds

Kelly got here out of retirement to hitch Casey, and had not ridden a motorcycle in 4 years.

She agreed to accompany her on the swim and bike legs, however couldn’t do the run, so the seek for a second information started.

Casey put the decision out to the triathlon group nation-wide and located Zoe Ferguson who, with no guiding expertise and on the again of a bout of Ross River fever, agreed to run.



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