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Limited sight, clear athletic visions

Triathlons, cycling help nearly blind former Marine feel alive and set an example

Updated: March 27, 2014, 5:23 PM ET
By Doug Williams | Special to ESPN.com

Steve Walker had always wanted to be a Marine, to test himself against the best. So after graduating from high school at 17 in June 2000, he joined the Corps, weathered boot camp and graduated from the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Then, about a year into his four-year commitment, Walker started having trouble with his vision.

"When I was in the field at night or early in the morning at the rifle range, I wouldn't be able to see that good," he says. "But I ...

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