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Part Two: Marla Runyan at 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon

Marla Runyan was the special guest for our 100th Anniversary Kick-off Luncheon. In part one, Marla shared her experience winning the 2006 Twin Cities Marathon. Below is part two of her talk in which she discusses what she thinks are the “top 3 things that are most important to live independently and have a quality of life as a person who is blind or visually impaired or deaf/blind.”

About Marla Runyan: Marla has been legally blind since childhood, but that never slowed her pace. A two-time Olympian, national and world record holder, international and Paralympic distance running champion and marathoner, Marla now teaches at Perkins School for the Blind. Her undaunted, winning spirit inspires all she meets to set and exceed their own expectations.

Perkins_2cThank You: Thank you to Perkins for sponsoring Marla’s visit. Perkins provides education, services and products to people who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired with other disabilities. Founded in 1829, Perkins works locally and globally reaching more than 880,000 people each year in 67 countries. Headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts, Perkins helps to build productive and meaningful lives through its five divisions: School for the Blind, International, Library, eLearning, and Products. Learn more at

To see the first part of Marla’s speech, click here.

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