Libby Clegg is one of the UK’s most popular, recognisable and respected Paralympic athletes. As a sprinter who has only peripheral vision in her left eye, Libby runs with a guide runner while wearing a blindfold and, in 2021, she will defend her 100m and 200m titles at the Tokyo Paralympics.
Lying at the very heart of Libby’s life and achievements is the incredible relationship with her guide dog, Hatti, a black retriever/Labrador cross. From the moment Libby wakes up until the moment she goes to bed, Hatti will either be lying at her feet, sitting by her side or guiding Libby to wherever she needs to be. Hatti is there for Libby through both the highs and the lows.
Libby and Hatti’s partnership works on every single level and, while its circumstances may be unique, its story will be reassuring and familiar to all dog lovers. They are a devoted couple helping each other through life, sharing each other’s trials and tribulations with affection, humour and the occasional snack.