Para-triathlete, Casey Hyde, started losing her vision when she was 19 years of age and her sight has been deteriorating ever since. She has been involved in triathlon for years now, and most recently became the first female Australian blind para-triathlete to complete an iron-distance at Ironman Western Australia. Casey and her guide, Kelly Honess won their division in a time of 14:34:18.

Her goal with tackling this impressive feat was to show others that they can do anything and to help raise awareness about guides for athletes. Witsup caught up with her in the days leading into race day.

If you are interested at all in helping guide a para-triathlete contact your local or National governing body, or you can check out these Australian facebook groups:

Para-Athletes Australia

Blind, Low Vision and Guide Runners Australia

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  1. Anonymous

    Love the article on Casey. So impressed with what she achieved. Just getting to the line was so hard for her because of trying to find a guide. So, well done to Kelly for stepping up. Looks like you had a lot of fun out there.

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