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EMBA Student Serves as Guide and Qualifies for Boston Marathon

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Georgetown McDonough Executive MBA student Nick Abramczyk and his friend Thomas Panek, who has been blind since his early 20's, have accomplished a goal they have been working toward: qualifying for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Abramczyk first served as a blind guide for Panek in October during the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. They trained by using a tether and directional code words. On December 8, the duo ran the California International Marathon and qualified for next year’s Boston Marathon.