Being blind won’t stop woman from biking Seattle to Portland

Eleni Teshome is one of thousands of people biking in the Seattle to Portland ride this weekend, and she is determined to make it even though she is blind.

She is riding on the back of a tandem bicycle and is raising money for the Ethiopian Community Mutual Association.

From King 5:

Like most riders the two will do 100 miles today stay in Centralia and finish in Portland tomorrow.  Eleni says she’s ready.

“I pray, I sing, I keep seeing the finish line, that’s the only way I can stop,” she said.

She says accomplishing something like STP is doable for anyone.

“All things are possible. We are the ones who are putting the impossible back on us,” she said.

An avid knitter, Eleni has previously made Seattle news for her woven art.

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