31 Mar '16, 6pm

Visually Impaired Marathoner Looks to Inspire on Historic Run

Visually Impaired Marathoner Looks to Inspire on Historic Run

He hopes to average 50 miles a day and he’s wearing a tracker so people can follow his progress via his Vision Run USA web site . Romero, a father of three children, ages 10 to 16, was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition, at age 14. His vision loss has been gradual, but a couple years ago, he had to give up driving and acknowledge his impairment. His vision is good enough that he can run solo under certain conditions, and he is currently planning to run alone for most of his journey, with his mother driving a support vehicle nearby. “I have useable sight and during the day, I can run independently pretty [well],” Romero told Runner’s World by phone the day before he embarked on his run. “During the dark hours, that’s when it’s going to be tricky. What we’ve decided is I am going to run in the early morning hours, because I’m an early person, a...

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