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    A blind man of multi talents

    As a blind person, I don’t consider myself extraordinary. Basically, I am normal. A lot of people have this perception that if a blind person is doing the things I’m doing, he must be extremely exceptional. But I don’t want to pretend I’m something I’m not.

    Matt King, a blind, 31-year-old tandem-bicycle racer, computer programmer and musician who has raced with his partner, Dave Lindsey, in the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta and the 1997 EDS national championships in Colorado Springs. A Notre Dame graduate with honors in electrical engineering and music (the pipe organ), he is employed by IBM for whom he programs data systems. Quoted by Frank Litsky in “Blind Rider Races Into Cycling Nationals,” New York Times, June 12, 1997.

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