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Jason Romero      

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

Jason Romero 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 CEO and attorney, and has recently founded a non-profit for at-risk youth. The BBC, Today Show, Forbes, Runnersworld and NPR are just some of the media outlets that have reported on his accomplishments.

Romero has been a national marathon champion, a Paralympian. He holds more than 10 world records in extreme endurance sports including the 1,000 mile, 10-day 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.

Romero is best known for being the 1st and only blind person to run across the United States, and his run still ranks as one of the top 10 fastest foot crossings in history at 51.5 miles per day.

Speech Topics

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.

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.

Organizational Change

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

The Success Cycle

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

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