Visually impaired runners pass through Taichung, heading south

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Visually impaired runners pass through Taichung, heading south

Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) Visually impaired runners in a road relay that started Nov. 9 in Taipei entered Taichung on Saturday on the fifth leg of the 500-kilometer race.

On that leg of the relay, the runners took over at Yuanli Station in Miaoli County early in the morning and reached the Standard Chartered Bank Taichung Branch at around 2 p.m., covering a distance of about 50 kilometers.

Taichung Social Affairs Bureau Director Lue Jen-der (呂建德), who was there to greet them, said the organizers Standard Chartered must be commended for giving visually impaired people an opportunity to show their courage and persistence.

By giving visually impaired people a chance to publicly show their strength and determination, it is hoped that more job opportunities will become available to them, Lue said.

The six-day relay comprises 49 legs that pass through 12 cities and counties, on a 500 km route along western Taiwan. It is expected to finish Nov. 14 in Kaohsiung.

(By Hao Hsueh-chin and Isabel Wang)
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