On September 18, 2016, the blind athlete Elena Congost won the first ever Paralympic Marathon, held at the Rio Games. Born in Castelldefels, but settled in Vic for years, she achieved this in just the third Marathon she contested in her life. Given this data, one might think that the level might not have been too high, but nothing like reality, since the Catalan competed in the T12 category for the blind and at the last minute had to do it without her guide, that is to say alone during the 42 kilometers of the test. To finish her feat, with a time of three hours and one minute, Congost was just two minutes short of the world record in his category.
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