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Rob Pope: The first person to complete the Forrest Gump run

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Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:43pm

Rob Pope: The first person to complete the Forrest Gump run

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 23 Jan 2022, 3:43pm

Have you ever watched Forrest Gump and been tempted to run across America five times? 

That’s exactly what British veterinarian Rob Pope did, he quit his job in pursuit of his dream – to be the first person to complete the famous Forrest Gump run. 

Starting in Alabama he ran 15,621 miles in 422 days, that’s five times across America and he did it all dressed as Forrest Gump. 

Rob Pope has written about his journey, it’s called Becoming Forrest: One Man’s Epic Run Across America 

Rob joined Francesca Rudkin. 

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