A man takes on the challenge of a lifetime after hitting rock bottom. He finds himself divorced, unemployed, and in a deep depression when a degenerative eye condition renders him blind with limited light perception.
Feeling a calling to run across America, he dedicated the next two years of his life to prepare for, and ultimately run, more than 3,000 miles from California to New York in less than 60 days, averaging 51.5 miles per day, to log the seventh-fastest transcontinental foot crossing in the history of the world – less than 300 people have crossed America on foot.
It was, and remains, the only transcontinental foot-crossing by a blind person.
This is not just an audiobook about running. This is a story of success and failure, healing and hurting, and loss and love. It is an audiobook about struggling with adversity, learning to not give up or give in, to accept one’s self for all that one is, and is not. It is every person’s story.
Running into the Dark is a manifesto about how to continue onward. Jason Romero is a highly sought-after keynote speaker for conventions, conferences, and commencements, a US Paralympian who was fourth in the world at the Paralympic World Marathon Championships in 2015, a holder of 13 world records in ultrarunning, the subject of a full-length documentary, and an author. In addition, Jason has been an attorney, an executive at GE, and a CEO of a nonprofit that helps children with autism.