Photo: Elite para-triathlete Casey Hyde wants more vision-impaired people to run. (ABC News Kathy McLeish)
Running has been called the world’s most accessible sport, but elite para-triathlete Casey Hyde says in reality it is not open to everyone.
Hyde runs, rides, and swims while tethered to a trained guide to keep her on track, and was the first blind woman to complete the Ironman Western Australia.
Her quest to get more vision impaired people out in their running shoes has been changing lives.
“If I can give them encouragement to show them how to walk, jog and run, that’s a new activity for them,” she said.
“Exercise is great for depression and anxiety and stress,” she said.
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