Losing sight; gaining a vision

After watching this short video, read an interview with the skateboarder who lost 95% of his sight but kept skating.

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Backward, onward, upward

This is the world’s fastest backwards runner. He likes to see where he’s been. He says he’s learned to see things with a different perspective, and to compete with his own shadow.

Speaking of runners, here’s something about Alan Turing (you saw “Imitation Game” right?) and how he was a talented runner.

This post has a link to a Wikipedia list of non-professional runners. where you can see Turing’s time. Next to him on the list is Shinya Yamanaka, the scientist who won the Nobel Prize a few years ago for stem-cell research.

I wasn’t surprised to see Haruki Murakami on the list, but I didn’t know Mao Asada was a runner, too.