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May 27, 2014 | North America: Maryland

Winning without being able to see the finish line.

By Amie Dugan

Sometimes you can win without even being able to see the finish line. Jerry Gatton is a runner. He is determined and eager. In addition to having an intellectual disability, he was born blind. “I cannot see nothing at all,” said Jerry. “Everything is dark.” The voice he hears on the track is the steady cadence of his coach Dale Becker. He guides Jerry at practices and competitions. “Oh, I love Special Olympics,” Jerry told us. “I love it with all my heart.” On this steamy spring day, the sun beats down on the track. The sweat drips, but Jerry never quits. Watch this video and you'll see why Jerry is amazing and why the world needs more Jerry Gattons!

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