Edgar Suris Isn’t Letting Anything Get in His Way

Today I’m running a few easy miles with someone that is no stranger to overcoming obstacles.

Edgar Suris Running w/ His Guide

Edgar Suris Running w/ His Guide

Edgar Suris has lived most of his life with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). RP is a degenerative eye disease and has rendered Edgar legally blind.
RP hasn’t stopped Edgar from competing in races on a regular basis, however.
To date, Edgar has completed several marathons, including a few Bostons!

The Silver Lining

Edgar was diagnosed with RP when he was twelve, but he actually attributes the disease to making his life better!
RP has been given Edgar the platform to prove that great things can be accomplished within the sight impaired community.
Edgar was introduced to running when he was young, and his passion for running has easily withstood the loss of his sight.

“Boston is Mecca”

Edgar qualified for the Boston Marathon through the seeing impaired division.
The density of the Boston Marathon field is an issue for Edgar.
The first two miles of any race Edgar considers to be a mine field of sorts.
In most smaller races, as the field thins out Edgar becomes more comfortable. But in Boston, the whole course is difficult because of the sheer number of runners that participate.
That said, it’s safe to say that Edgar is still a fan of the Boston Marathon!

Edgar The Centurion

Edgar Suris on Bike

Edgar Suris on Bike

A few years ago Edgar, completed a metric century bike race through central Florida.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the most challenging part was the ride itself, but to Edgar, the biggest issue came with finding a capable tandem bike!

What Does the Future Hold?

 The next race Edgar has his sights on is the Eugene marathon in Oregon.
But Edgar’s biggest goal at the moment is to complete a triathlon and an eventually Ironman!

If you would like to connect with Edgar, click here to find him on Twitter.

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