On May 27, Laura Sosalla messaged Rachael Bentley through United in Stride, which matches visually impaired runners with guides. Sosalla, declared legally blind this year after battling COVID-19, wanted to run the Twin Cities marathon. They began running together, along with Bentley's sister Natalie Elmore and Sosalla's neighbor Laura Brennan. Elmore guided for the first half, Bentley for the second half. Both wore neon tags to identify them as running guides, so other runners would give adequate space. All four ran the last mile together. "The outpouring of support, the outpouring of love was overwhelming," says Sosalia. "Like even to this moment, I can't fully grasp the level of generosity and kindness."

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