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In synch: the partnership of Paralympic guide running

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Tokyo (AFP) – David Brown has lost count of how many different guides he has had in his career. But then, sprinting in perfect lockstep with a visually impaired Paralympic champion is not easy. American sprinter Brown, a 100m gold medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, competes in the T11 class, where visually impaired athletes run tethered to a fully sighted guide. Brown, who lost his sight to Kawasaki disease at the age of 13, is competing at the Tokyo Games with Moray Steward, a college sprinter with whom he only recently started working. Brown’s preparations for the Tokyo Games were rocked when …

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