Blind Man’s Run Across America

01/12/2018 - 13:59

The first and only blind person to run across America, Jason Romero, has released a book about his 59.5 day and 3,063 mile run from Los Angeles to New York which took place from March 25 – May 23, 2016. Jason took on the challenge of a lifetime after hitting rock bottom - being divorced, unemployed and spiraling into a deep depression when a degenerative eye condition rendered him blind with limited light perception. Feeling a calling to run across America, he dedicated the next two years of his life to prepare for, and ultimately run from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, across deserts and over mountains, to log the 7th fastest transcontinental foot crossing in the history of the world (less than 300 people have crossed America on foot).

Jason Romero is a motivational speaker, a US Paralympian who was 4th in the world at the 2015 Paralympic World Marathon Championships, holds 13 World Records in ultra-running for the blind and visually impaired, is the subject of a full-length documentary, Running Vision ( and is an author. In addition to being an ultra-endurance athlete, he has been an attorney, an executive at GE and a CEO of a non-profit that helps children living with Autism. Running into the Dark is an authentic and raw look into one man’s internal struggle with a debilitating degenerative disease, which ultimately became the catalyst for him to realize his full potential. It is a genuine account of grit and determination, loss and love, failure and success, and disaster and triumph.

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