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McKeever Wins Paralympic Gold

March 15, 2010 Leave a comment

He was disappointingly left off the final race for Canada’s Olympic team, but Brian McKeever has a Paralympic gold in the 20km cross country race after silvers in the last two Paralympic games. Despite fighting off a cold, McKeever’s time of 51 minutes, 14.79 seconds was nearly 45 seconds ahead of the second place finisher.

McKeever has Stargaard’s disease, which is a genetic disease that has reduced his eyesight to about 10% of normal. All of his vision is peripheral. His brother acts as his guide during races.

McKeever still hasn’t given up his dream, and will attempt to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics in 2014 in Sochi, Russia.