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Warren native overcomes blindness to run 14 marathons, excel at adaptive sports

Friday, Jul 08, 2022

Rhode Island Gazette
By Ethan Hartley

Some people search a lifetime for a purpose that gives their lives meaning. For Warren native Robert Sanchas, it took losing his vision — and struggling through a period of literal and psychological darkness — in order for him to be able to truly see.

Despite being legally blind, Sanchas has now run 14 marathons, including the most recent Boston Marathon, and has competed and won gold medals in some of the top adaptive sports competitions in the country.

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