The USABA National Marathon Championships, sponsored by VSP Vision Care, take part in conjunction with the California International Marathon on December 7, 2014. Since the CIM adopted the Visually Impaired Division in 2007, participation of visually impaired and blind runners has steadily grown from 2 to more than 30 participants. Runners travel from across the United States and from other nations. Participants include blinded veterans, Paralympic athletes, World Champions, and many novice runners just beginning their athletic careers. Each athlete has a compelling and unique story of their own, and together are able to inspire, educate and change the public’s perception of vision loss.
I am proud to introduce you to the 2014 visually impaired and blind field of runners taking part in the 2014 California International Marathon.