Zoë Romano finished her running (yes, running) of the Tour de France on Thursday, an amazing feat of endurance and perseverance that managed to raise $166,000 for the World Pediatric Project. Romano completed the 2,000 mile course by averaging 30 miles per day, becoming the first person to ever conquer the course and its 100,000+ feet of elevation change on foot.
Yeah, let that sink in. Now go get off the couch and do something.
The extraordinary Romano shared some thoughts about her remarkable accomplishment with ESPNW:
This just feels surreal because there were so many times I had doubts and felt uncertain. There were times when I could hardly imagine being able to finish on time and in one piece. It feels impossible that it has actually happened
By no stretch of the imagination was the run easy, but Romano said the challenges were actually a blessing: “I think I had to have those low points in order to break down and then build myself back up even stronger.”
Those interested in her journal about the experience should go visit her blog.We at FanSided would like to salute Romano for her unprecedented athletic accomplishment.