EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Aaron Scheidies is a 35-year-old who has overcome more in his short life than many conquer in a lifetime. Born with a hereditary eye condition that slowly deteriorates his central vision, Aaron now has about 15% of the vision of a fully sighted person. Aaron has won the Men’s Visually Impaired Division in the Boston Marathon in the last three years, and has come close to breaking Kurt Fiene’s Men’s Blind American Marathon record time.
Having traveled around the globe and competed in nearly 250 triathlons, Aaron is a 7-time World Champion Paratriathlete, 8-time National Champion Paratriathlete, and 2011 ESPY Finalist. He was named 2013 Paratriathlete of the Year by USA Triathlon.
Aaron has been featured in such magazines as GQ, Esquire, Competitor, Runner’s World, Time, People, ESPN the Magazine, and Men’s Health. We are excited to have Aaron join the roster again, lacing up his sneakers at the start line to defend his title!
For the last 24 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that with the right support anything is possible.
Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.
All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.
We are honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!