Whether you can or you cant you are right. Thats the quote that Rachel Weeks has recited over and again to conquer a myriad of marathons such as the 2013 Texas Ironman and the 2014 Boston Marathon.
In 2002, Weeks was diagnosed with Usher syndrome, a condition causing vision and hearing loss. Hearing devices helped increase her hearing range but Weeks searched for ways to experience the world around her even with a limited field of vision.
She was researching running for the visually impaired and came across a website on guide running, running tethered to another person. With very little help, Rachel, with her sister as a guide, set out on the journey of running. After her first race Weeks was hooked. According to Weeks, "It's all about finding happiness in ourselves."