STORIES TO SHARE ON THE MARATHON IN DEAUVILLE / Chapter 5: the incredible story of Stéphane, blind

His name is Stéphane DRION, he is 48 years old, is visually impaired, more than 80% disabled.
He has a genetic disorder, X-linked pigment retinitis that causes blindness.

Three and a half years ago, a marathon runner friend and ultra trailler, asked him to run.
It seemed inconceivable to him. And yet… after only eight weeks of training, on June 12, 2017, he became a half-marathoner in 1h52min!
His friend has become his guide and trainer. They did the 36 kms of "Entre 2 O", the 45kms of the Eco trail in Paris and he became a marathon runner in Caen in front of his family and friends. Other races followed. The trail requires more concentration because of the terrain: he does not see where he is stepping, everything is done in vocal.
Stéphane FOUBERT, his friend, taught him to train, to run, and he taught him illness, handicap.
"Together, we are one".
On November 17, Stéphane will wear his 24th bib in Deauville!
“Despite disability and illness, sport is not inaccessible when you are accompanied.
Each training session and each race is for me a victory over the disease ”.

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