With the help of a smartphone, Simon Wheatcroft literally hasn't let the
degenerative condition that caused his blindness to slow him down. Simon learned to
run on open roads by marrying the feeling of surfaces underfoot with announcements
from RunKeeper, an app that reads pace and mileage information aloud. From his
first solo run outdoors, it took him just seven months to enter his first 100-mile
race. Today he continues to adapt technologies from Voice Search to Twitter to
Google Glass in reaching new goals _ such as the Ocean Floor Race that sees
entrants use GPS to navigate 160 miles across Egypt's White Desert.
Watch his talk below at Think Performance and check out his &Adapt blog.