(WSVN) - A blind man had his dogs to thank for helping him make history and finish a half marathon.

Thomas Panek became the first-ever person with blindness to finish the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday.

His three guide dogs — Westley, Waffle and Gus — each took a shift on the 13.1-mile run.

Panek crossed the finish line in less than two-and-a-half hours.

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