Name: Jason Romero
Sport: Paralympic Track and Field
Event: Marathon
Current Residence: Denver, Colorado

Career Highlights:

  • 2014: National Association of Blind Athletes Championships, 1st (marathon);
  • 2013: Leadville 100, participant;
  • 2009: Boston Marathon, participant;

Personal:

Romero is an ultrarunner, often competing in races of 100 miles or longer. He earned a degree in business administration from the University of San Diego and a law degree from University of Colorado. He was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa in middle school. The condition is characterized by night-blindness, decreased visual acuity and a consistent loss of peripheral vision.