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Nashua Man Climbs NH Mountains, Runs 119th Boston Marathon, Despite Blindness06:44

Randy Pierce with his guide dog, Autumn, at WBUR (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)MoreCloseclosemore
Randy Pierce with his guide dog, Autumn, at WBUR (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Among the 30,000 runners expected at the Boston Marathon on Monday, about 40 are listed as blind or visually impaired.

One of them is 48-year-old Randy Pierce of Nashua, New Hampshire. He is also the first blind hiker to climb all 48 of New Hampshire’s tallest mountains in a single winter.


Randy Pierce, Nashua resident who is blind, and running the 119h Boston Marathon.


CommonHealth: This Blind Man Climbs Every Mountain, And Now He’s About To Run The Boston Marathon

  • "In 1989, Randy Pierce was fresh out of college, living in southern New Hampshire and working happily as a computer hardware designer. One day in fencing class, his instructor noticed that his blind spot was oddly enlarged. You need to go to the doctor, the instructor said. Today."

This segment aired on April 16, 2015.

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