Back to his running passion, thanks to an inclusive club

Mr Koh Kwee Boon, 64, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes a gradual loss of vision, when he was 40. Four years ago, he had to give up running completely. Born with clear vision, he had run full marathons in his youth. In
Mr Koh Kwee Boon, 64, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes a gradual loss of vision, when he was 40. Four years ago, he had to give up running completely. Born with clear vision, he had run full marathons in his youth. In 2016, he was introduced to Runninghour, an inclusive running club.PHOTO: GIN TAY FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES

Koh Kwee Boon, who became blind, will be among special needs runners at Aug 26 event

Bedok Reservoir, with wide paved walkways and trees lining a 4km route, is a boon for joggers including 64-year-old Koh Kwee Boon, who is blind.

He is one of the 60 blind runners who train there with Runninghour, an inclusive running club. The co-operative provides support for special needs runners, including those who might be physically, visually or intellectually challenged.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 19, 2018, with the headline 'Back to his running passion, thanks to an inclusive club'. Print Edition | Subscribe