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Utah deaf, blind students complete a 70-mile boat race in just 36 hours

Eight students, including four girls and four boys, spent months preparing and practicing.

(FOX 13) Students from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind competed in the Seventy48 boat race in Washington.

Port Townsend, Washington. • Students and companions at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind called this race salvation.

Last year, this group competed in the Seventy48 boat race from Tacoma, Washington to Port Townsend, Washington. They arrived 20 miles from the finish before being forced to abandon due to weather conditions.

“Last year was a bit rough – the weather was definitely a lot worse than this year,” said Landon Pearce, a grade 11 student at the school.

Pearce is one of two seniors who returned this year to ride it back and try the race again.

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This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/06/15/utah-deaf-blind-students/ Utah deaf, blind students complete a 70-mile boat race in just 36 hours

Joel McCord

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