We speak with one of the 2018 Holman Prize winners Red Szell. Red’s “Extreme Triathlon” includes a 10-mile ride through a notably hazardous bog-land, a 200-foot abseil followed by a swim through open ocean, and a climb up the 213-foot ocean spire called Am Buachaille. Red plans to document the whole endeavor, a message to other blind people not to give up their passions because of a change in vision.
The Holman Prize is an international competition that supports the emerging adventurousness and can-do spirit of blind and low vision people worldwide. The Prize provides financial backing – up to $25,000 – for three individuals to explore the world and push their limits.