By Lemor Abrams


FOLSOM (CBS13) – Thousands of runners are resting up Saturday night so they can take on the 33rd California International Marathon.

They’re loading up on calories and carbs now, but Michael Kinoshita and his friend Chaz Davis will be burning them off in just hours.

“We’re hoping that other people by watching us race maybe they can be inspired to go out,” Kinoshita said.

Running 26 miles with all their heart, despite a disability.

“Because Michael and I we have a visual impairment – we’re legally blind – if the rain does get in our eyes, it can make things worse than normally does,” Davis said.

Unlike last year’s perfect running weather, this year will require rain gear.

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“There will probably be more obstacles, there’s going to be lots of puddles we’re going to need to avoid,” Chaz said.

For Michael and Chaz, the CIM will be a chance to put their best foot forward.

“I guess the best way to put it is to live beyond your circumstances,” Kinoshita said.

About 50 of the 15,000 participants in the CIM are legally blind.