ID=18205143DENVER – The average mile is about 2,000 steps. Now imagine running that blind 100 times.

Ultra-runner Jason Romero is looking to do just that. On Thursday morning, he began a 100-mile jog around Washington Park in Denver. Step by step, he will money and awareness for Anchor Center for Blind Children, a preschool for visually-impaired infants and children.

"Being blind can be very difficult, but with great organizations like Anchor Center, our blind children can grow up with good self-esteem and lead fulfilling independent lives," he said.

Romero is legally blind. He was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when he was 14-years old. He is gradually losing his vision, but it hasn't slowed him down.

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Romero currently holds the world records in the 100 mile, 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour runs for visually-impaired athletes. Just laws week, he won the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes National Marathon Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

Thursday's run began at 7 a.m. All of the money Romero raises will be donated directly to Anchor Center for Blind Children.

To donate to Romero's run and cause, the Anchor Center for Blind Children, visit To learn more about Romero, visit

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