James Gilliard is an Achilles athlete in Chicago, Illinois. James started running about six years to show "school pride" at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He has been losing his vision over time and is now legally blind and requires guides to participate in triathlons and running events. That's right, he is a triathlete too and the tales he tells can be harrowing for even a sighted athlete let alone one that is legally blind.
Join us as we learn about James and take in his incredible spirit and determination while training and participating in events. Learn how he is able to train for these races and how he and his guides work together to complete them.
And finally, WHY. Why does James run and race in triathlons?--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/irunbecause/support