Blackout Glasses for Blind Triathletes?

In an article on the Time Healthland website, writer Alexandra Sifferlin looks at a contraversial rule for blind triathletes:

“Aaron Scheidies, 30, is a six-time triathlon world champion and seven-time national winner. He is also legally blind, with only 20% of his vision intact.

On Wednesday, the athlete filed a lawsuit against three triathlon groups contesting a rule that requires all legally blind and visually impaired runners to wear “blackout glasses” during competition — forcing them to run in complete darkness — in order to level the playing field between partially blind and completely blind competitors…”

Click here to read the full article on www.healthland.time.com.


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