Sagar Baheti becomes India’s first visually impaired runner to complete Boston Marathon

Apr 19, 2017 17:07 IST

Sagar BahetiIndia’s Sagar Baheti on 17 April 2017 became the first visually impaired Indian runner to complete the historic Boston Marathon.

Supported by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI), Baheti completed a distance of 42.16 kilometres in just over four hours.

The 31-year old runner finished the 121st Boston Marathon as one of 30000 runners.

Baheti is a businessman by profession. In 2013, he was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease, a type of macular degeneration that eventually leads to blindness.

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About Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon hosted by several cities in greater Boston in eastern Massachusetts, United States.

It is always held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April.

The marathon first began in 1897.

It is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events.

It also is one of six World Marathon Majors.

The 2017 Boston Marathon has been recorded as the second hottest in a decade.

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