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Blind Fort Worth Man Conquers Cowtown Half Marathon

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(KTVT) A blind Texas man is determined not to let his handicap keep him from accomplishing his goals.

He wanted to run a half marathon. Sunday, he did just that - with the help of a guide.

"The main thing, the main focus I'm doing this is to represent all the blind community here in Texas. That we all blind folks can do sports like sighted folks do. We just need a little bit of assistance.," said Dennis Lynch.

Lynch says despite being blind he, and his guide John Myers are out to prove the old saying, when there is a will there is always a way.

This is the first time either of them competed in a half marathon.

"The biggest hurdle we've had to face is getting used to the newness of it," said Lynch.

The two were among the tens of thousands running the Cowtown Marathon.

They tell us they used a guide rope attached to both of them to get through the course.

Myers led the way, and Lynch was just a short tug behind him.

The pair ran 13.1 miles.

They crossed the finish line in just over two and a half hours.

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