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Blind Athlete Gets Unusual Boston Marathon Guide… “Catfish” Star Nev Schulman

Nev Schulman smiles as him and a blind athlete run in the Boston Marathon

Completing a marathon is no easy feat — especially one that is as infamous as the Boston Marathon. This course is known to be particularly challenging and includes a section called “Heartbreak Hill” near the end. Still, Francesco Magisano was up for the challenge. Being blind, this athlete needed a marathon guide. Odds are, when he first signed up for the marathon, he had no idea that person would be a celebrity like Nev Schulman!

That’s right — the host and producer of the popular show Catfish was given the role of marathon guide. This was Schulman’s first time competing in the marathon, so he made sure to capture video footage throughout their journey to remember it by. In turn, we have a hilarious and motivating video to enjoy below.

@nevschulman It lives up to the hype! Thank you @Achilles International for letting me be a part of your incredible organization on this special day. Nice work @Francesco Magisano 👨‍🦯🤘 #BostonMarathon #BostonStrong ♬ original sound – Nev Schulman

In the video, Schulman and Francesco are connected by a tether located on each of their wrists. Although it’s not clear how long these two have known one another, one thing is for certain: They get along amazingly! Throughout the video, the two of them find new, clever ways to make jokes. This sense of humor was likely vital as the marathon progressed, particularly once they reached “Heartbreak Hill.”

Nev Schulman Takes On Role as Marathon Guide for Blind Runner

There are times where the two slow down, but overall, it’s clear that both Schulman and Francesco have what it takes to complete a challenge like the Boston Marathon… and they do! Longtime fans of Schulman, and new fans of Francesco, couldn’t be more proud!

Nev Schulman and Francesco Magisano smile. They each have an arm around the other as they walk forward.

“Love that this exists. You both did great,” someone writes in the comments. “Thanks for selflessly helping him conquer this goal.”

“Boston Marathon means a lot to me & my family with special needs,” a touched fan shares. “Thank you so much Nev. your participation means a lot in this community.”

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