Blind Ex-Soldier Sets World Record for Downhill Speed Skiing

Blind Ex-Soldier Sets World Record for Downhill Speed Skiing

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In the category of "you can do anything you set your heart to," comes this world record: A former soldier who lost his sight in an attack has set a new world record for downhill speed skiing reaching 100.94 mph. Kevin Alderton, 34, from Kent, England, "channeled his fear into determination" to set the record at Les Arcs in France.

He had radio speakers in his helmet and was guided by a friend. (full story by BBC)

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