Blind skier sets new records

A skiing enthusiast has broken two world records – despite being blind.

Kevin ‘Cannonball’ Alderton first hit a blistering 105mph at a course in Les Arcs, France.

And last week, he set an indoor record in Landgraaf, Holland, where he reached more than 56mph.

Kevin, 35, relies heavily on his partner Susan and his trainer to help him achieve his goal.

He told the Sun: “I trained hard for three months, most of which was spent in my living room wearing skis and a helmet perfecting my position.

“Susan takes pictures of me, then emails them to my trainer in Scotland who sends me feedback.

“On the course I have a two-way radio in my helmet so my guide can speak to me. He alerts me if I veer too far to either side. I am concentrating too hard on what he says to have time to worry about what is coming up in front of me.”

Speaking about breaking the records he said: “It gave me a whole new lease of life and proved that my disability could not hold me back.”

Kevin lost his sight after trying to stop thugs attacking a woman near his home in Islington, North London.

Source : Ananova

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