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Jason Romero      

Blind Ultra-Athlete, World Record Holder, Humanitarian & Motivational Speaker

Jason is an expert on Success & Resilience, who travels the world educating companies and classrooms about how they can achieve their dreams. He is an author, the subject of a full-length documentary film, a former attorney and CEO. The BBC, Today Show, Forbes, Runnersworld and NPR are just some of the media outlets that have reported on his accomplishments. Jason has been a national marathon champion, a Paralympian on Team USA and placed 4th at the Paralympic World Marathon Championships in 2015 in London. He holds 16 world records in extreme endurance sports including the 10-day run, 1,000 mile run and 6-day run. He is an IronMan triathlete, and an extreme endurance runner having completed some of the toughest ultramarathons in the world including the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles in Death Valley in July), Spartathlon (153 miles from Athens to Sparta) and the Leadville 100. Jason is best known for being the 1st and only blind person to run across America, and his run still ranks as one of the top 10 fastest foot crossings in history at 51.5 miles per day.

Speech Topics

The Success Cycle

Explanation of Triple-A (adversity-adapt-achieve) Success Cycle telling life story and the run across America.

Teams: the only way

Explanation of building and leading complimentary teams while telling the story of the run across America; and drawing parallels from experiences at GE.

Organizational Change

Explanation of the concept of "challenge to change" while telling the story of going blind and running across America.

Visionary Leadership

Explanation of how to attract, recruit and direct large groups to achieve a common goal while telling the story of the run across America and drawing parallels from experiences at GE.

Risk Taking

Explanation of stepping to the edge, and leaping into the unknown while telling the story of going blind, changing careers and running across America.


Legally blind Denver runner Jason Romero completes run across ...

Utrarunner Jason Romero, who is going blind due to a degenerative eye disease , runs across America from Los Angeles to New York in 61 days.

A Blind Man's Run Across America

Jason Romero is the first legally blind person to run across the United States. His triumphant journey holds lessons of perseverance, faith and being ...

The Triumph of Relentless Romero: A Legally Blind Ultra–Runner Crosses America
Visually Impaired Ultrarunner Has a New Guide: His 15-Year-Old Son With Autism
Father and son become the perfect vision of running
Forbes: A Blind Man's Run Across America
The Today Show: Relentless Romero': Blind ultra-runner tests limits of spirit and endurance???

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