Blind runner's route takes him through Wichita

Angela Cato - May 16, 2016

Tags: Athletes   
At Envision, we know that people who are visually impaired can accomplish anything if given the chance. Jason Romero of Denver, Colo. is making that statement on a national level with his quest to be the first blind man to run across the United States. Envision sponsored his stay in Wichita on April 23 and helped to fund his trip by providing a hotel room and making a donation to the US Association of Blind Athletes. Envision Industries employee Cleo Stephens accepted Jason's offer to run a portion of his route through Wichita with him. 

Watch this video to see what Jason had to say about Envision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pPlfRZl85I

Jason, who has been featured in “Runner’s World” magazine, began his journey from Santa Monica Pier in California on March 24, and he hopes to arrive at Faneuil Hall in Boston by the end of May. The 45-year-old Coloradan, who has Retinitis Pigmentosa, is an ultrarunner who had finished three Leadville 100-milers, three Ironman triathlons and more than a dozen marathons. He already holds the distinction of being the first legally blind runner to win an Ultra race. His progress is being tracked in real time at visionrunusa.com.