19th November 2017
Taipei, visually impaired runners set off on 500km relay tour
A group of visually impaired runners on Thursday set off from Taipei on the first leg of a 500km relay that is to end in Kaohsiung.
Tethered to sighted runners, the visually impaired athletes ran 10km on the first leg of the relay, from Taipei’s Zhongshan District to New Taipei City’s Sinjhuang District.
The run is divided into 49 legs, taking the runners through 12 cities and counties along the west coast and finishing in Kaohsiung six days after departure.
The event is organized by the Taipei Standard Chartered Marathon, which is scheduled for January next year.
We want to encourage visually impaired runners across Taiwan, not only in Taipei, to display their courage and persistence, Standard Chartered Bank Chief Executive Officsr (CEO) Anthony Lin said.