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Jason Romero

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

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 Jason Romero Biography

Jason Romero was born of humble beginnings, and was raised with his brother by a single mother. In middle school Romero was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an incurable degenerative retinal disease​. The condition is characterized by night-blindness, decreased visual acuity and a consistent loss of peripheral vision. Despite the diagnosis, he played high school Football and Wrestling where he was captain of the teams, and he participated in Track.

​​His eyesight presented many obstacles in reading, test taking, socializing, dating and playing sports. At one point, the school district assessed Romero to determine whether special accommodations were necessary for him to access his education. During an IQ test, it was determined that he quickly and effectively implemented coping strategies to compensate for deficient eyesight.

He was part of the first generation in his family to attend college. Romero studied Business Administration at the University of San Diego, He enjoyed a spirited college experience, played rugby and was an Honors Student. He graduated magna cum laude, and pursued a law degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was awarded a full-ride scholarship.

Romero discovered endurance sports and ran his first marathon while he was in law school. He was inspired by his Uncle Ted Epstein who was a pioneer of ultra-athletics. Once he witnessed his Uncle Ted competing in a 6-day foot race on a 1/8th mile track, he was hooked. Romero saw that there were no limits and anything was possible. He began training for his first marathon in 1993, and would do his long runs by having his mother drive him to Boulder, then he would run to Denver on the shoulder of the highway. He would do this without water, food, sunscreen or a cell phone. Romero is noted to say, "I was either very stupid or very courageous... as I age the former seems more appropriate." It would be 14 years until he ran another marathon.

In 2007, Romero helped start a non-profit school for children with Autism in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In order to raise funds for the organization, he decided to dust off his running shoes. He had always dreamed of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In 2008, Romero finally qualified for the Boston Marathon. After that he thought, "what next?" He began competing in sprint triathlons in June 2008, and completed his first IronMan triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) four months later in October of the same year. In 2009, he ran the Boston Marathon and completed 2 more IronMan triathlons in the same year. He again thought, "what next?"

On January 1st 2010, the year Romero was going to turn 40, he celebrated by lacing up his shoes and running 40 miles in a single outing. That year he took on the Leadman challenge in Leadville, Colorado. This was a series of 5 events that took place over a 10 week time period at 10,000' elevation. He finished the Trail Marathon, the 50 mile Mountain Bike Race, the 100 mile Mountain Bike Course, the 10k, but was pulled off the 100 mile trail run course by race officials at mile 85 after 26 hours on the course due to moving too slow to finish before the 30 hour cut-off. He sought redemption in successive years and completed the Leadville 100 trail run in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has competed in a 72 Hour footrace where he placed 3rd and covered 205 miles. He became the first blind to person to win an ultra-marathon outright, and he is the first and only blind person to have run across America (VISIONRUNUSA). He has established 10 World Records and currently holds 15 World Records for the US Transcontinental Run, 1000 mile, 10 day, 6 day, 72 hour, 48 hour, 24 hour 100 mile, 50 mile and 50k run, and 100 mile and 50 mile solo mountain bike for blind & visually impaired athletes. Romero has twice completed a solo double crossing of the Grand Canyon in a single day, and hopes to continue adventuring and pushing himself to hew heights and adventures.

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Speaking 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.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Jason Romero?

    Booking fees for Jason Romero, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Romero, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Jason Romero?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Romero for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Romero for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Romero or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Romero or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Jason Romero

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

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Jason Romero Biography

Jason Romero was born of humble beginnings, and was raised with his brother by a single mother. In middle school Romero was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, an incurable degenerative retinal disease​. The condition is characterized by night-blindness, decreased visual acuity and a consistent loss of peripheral vision. Despite the diagnosis, he played high school Football and Wrestling where he was captain of the teams, and he participated in Track.

​​His eyesight presented many obstacles in reading, test taking, socializing, dating and playing sports. At one point, the school district assessed Romero to determine whether special accommodations were necessary for him to access his education. During an IQ test, it was determined that he quickly and effectively implemented coping strategies to compensate for deficient eyesight.

He was part of the first generation in his family to attend college. Romero studied Business Administration at the University of San Diego, He enjoyed a spirited college experience, played rugby and was an Honors Student. He graduated magna cum laude, and pursued a law degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was awarded a full-ride scholarship.

Romero discovered endurance sports and ran his first marathon while he was in law school. He was inspired by his Uncle Ted Epstein who was a pioneer of ultra-athletics. Once he witnessed his Uncle Ted competing in a 6-day foot race on a 1/8th mile track, he was hooked. Romero saw that there were no limits and anything was possible. He began training for his first marathon in 1993, and would do his long runs by having his mother drive him to Boulder, then he would run to Denver on the shoulder of the highway. He would do this without water, food, sunscreen or a cell phone. Romero is noted to say, "I was either very stupid or very courageous... as I age the former seems more appropriate." It would be 14 years until he ran another marathon.

In 2007, Romero helped start a non-profit school for children with Autism in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In order to raise funds for the organization, he decided to dust off his running shoes. He had always dreamed of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In 2008, Romero finally qualified for the Boston Marathon. After that he thought, "what next?" He began competing in sprint triathlons in June 2008, and completed his first IronMan triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run) four months later in October of the same year. In 2009, he ran the Boston Marathon and completed 2 more IronMan triathlons in the same year. He again thought, "what next?"

On January 1st 2010, the year Romero was going to turn 40, he celebrated by lacing up his shoes and running 40 miles in a single outing. That year he took on the Leadman challenge in Leadville, Colorado. This was a series of 5 events that took place over a 10 week time period at 10,000' elevation. He finished the Trail Marathon, the 50 mile Mountain Bike Race, the 100 mile Mountain Bike Course, the 10k, but was pulled off the 100 mile trail run course by race officials at mile 85 after 26 hours on the course due to moving too slow to finish before the 30 hour cut-off. He sought redemption in successive years and completed the Leadville 100 trail run in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has competed in a 72 Hour footrace where he placed 3rd and covered 205 miles. He became the first blind to person to win an ultra-marathon outright, and he is the first and only blind person to have run across America (VISIONRUNUSA). He has established 10 World Records and currently holds 15 World Records for the US Transcontinental Run, 1000 mile, 10 day, 6 day, 72 hour, 48 hour, 24 hour 100 mile, 50 mile and 50k run, and 100 mile and 50 mile solo mountain bike for blind & visually impaired athletes. Romero has twice completed a solo double crossing of the Grand Canyon in a single day, and hopes to continue adventuring and pushing himself to hew heights and adventures.

Jason Romero Videos

  • Jason Romero - Blind Inspirational Speaker
    Jason Romero - Inspiraitonal Speaker - 1st and only blind person to run across America
  • Jason Romero - First Blind Runner to Win Ultra Race | American Latino
    A story that makes us want to unite around a touching story about someone who does not quit no matter what life has thrown his way. Jason is a blind...
  • Blind Marathoner Jason Romero Runs Across The Country
    Our guest host Tamara Mena talks with blind marathon Runner Jason Romero before he starts his record-setting cross country run.

Speaker Lists Featuring Jason Romero

Jason Romero Speaking 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.

FAQs on booking Jason Romero

  • How to book Jason Romero?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jason Romero for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jason Romero, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jason Romero or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jason Romero?

    Booking fees for Jason Romero, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jason Romero, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jason Romero?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jason Romero for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jason Romero for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jason Romero or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jason Romero or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jason Romero is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jason Romero for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Jason Romero generally travels from Denver, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are J.R. Martinez, Noah Galloway, Jim Abbott, Patricia Walsh and Andrea Pino. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jason Romero for an upcoming event.

Jason Romero Speaker Videos

  • Jason Romero - Blind Inspirational Speaker
    Jason Romero - Inspiraitonal Speaker - 1st and only blind person to run across America
    Jason Romero - First Blind Runner to Win Ultra Race | American Latino
    A story that makes us want to unite around a touching story about someone who does not quit no matter what life has thrown his way. Jason is a blind marathon runner. In middle school, he was...
  • Blind Marathoner Jason Romero Runs Across The Country
    Our guest host Tamara Mena talks with blind marathon Runner Jason Romero before he starts his record-setting cross country run.
    Blind runner traveling across the U.S.
    Jason Romero is making history by becoming the first blind person to run across the country. We caught up with him as he made his way through Arizona. http://www.visionrunusa.com/
  • Jason Romero Interview
    Melissa Mincic interviews Jason Romero, a blind ultra-runner who plans to run across the United States in 2016.

Jason Romero Speaking 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.

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