39-year-old Briton Rob Pope from Liverpool became the first man to repeat «feat» Forrest Gump – hero of the cult film, released in 1994. This character, played by Hollywood star Tom Hanks ran for many months, having been over time, the way in dozens of different States.
The Pope repeated the route of the hero: he started in mobile, Alabama, in September 2016, and for 409 days ran more than 25.000 km by 60 km in the day, overcoming on the way various obstacles, writes 22 March, the British tabloid The Daily Mail.
The article notes that the Grand marathon the Pope is not specially trained, «I just put on my shoes and ran like Forrest». His motto was the words which film star said his mother: «Life is a box chocolate».
«My mother, alas, is no more in the world, but she well understood the power of words and encouraged me to make big things, life-changing,» says Pope.
In the course of his mission he collected 28.000 dollars for the world wildlife Fund (World Wildlife Foundation).