Iron Jack Chen: On a Vision Quest with a Blind Triathlete Racing Across America to Change How We See Blind People (And The Way They See Themselves)

In this episode, I walk with my good friend, Iron Jack Chen on the High Line of New York City. Jack is a blind Ironman triathlete who has completed two Ironman races, as well as a number of other endurance challenges. (I have had the honor to be his guide.)

Jack and I are now training to participate in the Race Across America, an annual bike race across from Seaside, California to Annapolis, Maryland.  We’ll be doing the race next summer, as part of a team of four blind cyclists (and four sighted pilots).

Our team, Sea to See, is racing to change the way sighted people see blind people.  (And the way blind people see themselves.)  The team will be the first team of blind cyclists to do this race, which is one of the most difficult endurance challenges in the world.

I’m tremendously honored to be on this team with Jack and our other teammates, all of whom are incredibly accomplished– both athletically, professionally and otherwise.  Thanks to Jack to inviting me to be part of this epic journey– and for walking with me to share some of his story on the podcast. –#EveryMileMatters

P.S. Here’s a link to learn more about Lime Connect.

P.P.S.  I didn’t have time to record an intro and outro to this one because I had to jet to Lake Tahoe for the Spartan World Championships where I’ll be recording a number of awesome interviews for the podcast.  So stay tuned for that!

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