“Have you ever tried running? What do you think running blind would be like?
It’s hard! I know because I’m a blind runner.
I was asked in 2012, when I was 30 years old, to do a 10km run for blind children. I automatically said yes as voluntary charity work has always been a big part of my life. I didn’t even know what distance a 10km run was, as I had never done any running. I completed the race in 55mins and raised 2,000 euro for the charity.
It gave me a real boost in self-confidence, so I kept up the running and I’ve gone from strength to strength. Since then, I’ve gone on to compete in Marathons and Ultra-Marathons. I was the second-placed female in two 12 hour races. Yes, you heard right: a 12hour race! It was around a running track and it really tested my physical and mental strength.
I was invited to participate in the Red Bull “Wings for Life” world run in Brazil, where I finished 23rd female out of 1,413 females. In November 2015, I did a Marathon around an active volcano in the Atacama Desert, in Chile, the driest desert in the world.
My next challenge is the World Marathon Challenge, running 7 Marathons on 7 Continents in 7 Days. I want to do this challenge to change perceptions about people with disabilities; to show that they can do amazing things… and also because I kinda like running now!”
– You can help Sinead to accomplish her dream below.
Please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/blindrunner777
You can also check out her website: www.sineadkane.ie
Or check out the world Marathon page www.WorldMarathonChallenge.com
Her extremely inspiring podcast is going to be released on Thursday on hodcast.com. Make sure you check it out!