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Kevin Alderton has four percent of his vision. He also has the world record for blind speed skiing.

Kevin Alderton has four percent of his vision. He also has the world record for blind speed skiing.

During his world record run Alderton kept his eyes open. Not that it mattered.

During his world record run Alderton kept his eyes open. Not that it mattered.

Simulating Alderton's run is as easy at wrecking a pair of safety glasses, then wearing them while skiing 100 mph.

Simulating Alderton’s run is as easy at wrecking a pair of safety glasses, then wearing them while skiing 100 mph.

“I can only see about this much.”

Les Arcs' notorious Flying Kilometer, the speed-skiing course that recently claimed two lives.

Les Arcs’ notorious Flying Kilometer, the speed-skiing course that recently claimed two lives.