Man Competes in Ironman Race After Gunshot 25 Years Ago Left Him Blind

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About 25 years after Scott Leason was blinded while taking on a gunman in a convenience store robbery, the San Diego man is taking on the Ironman. Leason, 63, crossed the finish line to cheers and encouragement during an Ironman event earlier this month in Southern California. “Of course, when you finish, it feels awesome because it’s so long,” Leason told “At 63 years old, I think I did pretty decent.”’s Leigh Scheps ( has more.

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