Nov 11, 2013 1:15 PM by WAVE-TV

Blind runner races marathon with buddy's help

(WAVE) Under the stars and stripes and clear skies, two runners would rather not stick out in the crowd. Mixed in the field of half marathon runners are Dave Wilkinson and Larry Pitt who have formed a special bond.

"I just moved here and was lucky enough to meet up with Larry who was willing to run it with me," said Wilkinson.

The lean athlete pairs up with Pitt who is 75 and just completed his 158th marathon, but admits Wilkinson gives him a run for his money. "I know I've really got to get it in gear to stay up with him."

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