Erich Manser is a runner. He has run 16 marathons thus far in his life including the Boston Marathon. He ran the Boston Marathon with the assistance of Aira technology in addition to the use of a sighted guide. Additionally, Manser has a highly established para-athletic career which has included swimming records and an Ironman world record in the Physically Challenged Division.
Erich suffers from a degenerative eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa which has gradually chipped away his eyesight since the age of five. What vision he has left he describes as if you were looking through a drinking straw that you cover with wax paper.