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Red Szell

2018 Holman Prizewinner

Blind Adventurer Successfully Completes Extreme Triathlon

From London, United Kingdom, Red used the Holman Prize to train for an extreme triathlon, which included a 10-mile off-road tandem bike ride, an ocean swim and a 200-foot climb up one of Scotland’s most dramatic oceanic rock formations, Am Buachaille. He successfully completed his triathlon on June 22, 2019.

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Announcing the 2018 Holman Prizewinners
Meet Red Szell, braving Scotland’s most extreme triathlon with the Holman Prize
Triple Sea Stack Success for Blind Climber Red Széll – UK Climbing
Red Szell: Hampstead blind mountaineer who climbed a crag off Scotland’s coast after ‘an extreme triathlon’ – Ham&High


Red Szell Wins Holman Prize – RNIB Connect Radio
Higher With Red Szell – Reid My Mind
Talking Vision: Red Szell
Red Szell conquers Am Buachaille – RNIB Connect Radio

Conchita Hernandez, USA

Conchita, who is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Special Education and teaches in DC public schools, would use the Holman Prize to create a conference in her native Mexico for professionals in the blindness field, and blind people of all ages.

Conchita is a 2018 Prizewinner! Read her story on the LightHouse blog.