Athlete becomes first blind person to complete hazardous Inca Trail in a day

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On Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m., Dan Berlin became the first blind person to complete the Inca Trail in a single day.

He completed the 26-mile trek in 13 hours, with the help of Team See Possibilities.

Named one of the hardest marathons in the world, the Inca Trail is not for the weak of heart (or muscle): Its 26 miles take most hikers four days to complete. The trail goes through three mountain passes, reaches an elevation of 14,000 feet and includes about 1,500 steps.

Locals thought they were crazy.

“The day before the trek we were talking with our local guide,” Charles Scott, member of Team See Possibilities, told Mashable, “and he told us, ‘I have done this 215 times and I have to say that what you’re planning to do isn’t impossible, but I would caution you: be OK if it takes more than a day.'” Read more…

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