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HENRY WANYOIKE - BLIND MAN LIGHTS THE WORLD.

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Henry Wanyoike (born 10 May 1974) is a Kenyan athlete. He is blind and competes in the Paralympics and in marathon racing.
Wanyoike is one of the world’s fastest runners. While still a child he was already being groomed to join an elite corps of athletes in a country that is known for producing more world-class middle-distance runners over the last twenty years than any other country on earth. He excelled at the 5,000 and 10,000-meter distances.
Wanyoike became almost completely blind after suffering a stroke on May 1, 1995. "I went to bed a normal person, the following day I found myself in darkness." That night he lost 95% of his vision, and lost the rest gradually over the next few years. He was in despair. "I thought my life had come to an end." But being blind did not deter his vision but he is now making a difference in Kenya and entire world.

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