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A Blind Runner Just Made History by Finishing the NYC Half Marathon With Only the Help of Three Adorable Friends
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 17: EDITORIAL USE ONLY Guiding Eyes for the Blind President and CEO, Thomas Panek, runs the first ever 2019 United Airlines NYC Half Led Completely by Guide Dogs, with Gus on March 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Guiding Eyes For The Blind)

Thomas Panek became the first blind runner to complete the Delta Airlines Half-Marathon in New York City using only the help of guide dogs, rather than other human runners.

A longtime runner, Panek enlisted the guidance of Labradors Waffles, Westley, and Gus to accompany him through different phases of the race.

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