It Took This Man A Year To Recreate 15,000-Mile ‘Forrest Gump’ Run

  • A veterinarian by trade and an experienced marathon runner, Pope began the first leg of his journey in Mobile, Ala., in September 2016, in a bid to raise money for the World Wide For Nature (WWF) and Peace Direct.
  • He dressed in lookalike versions of the famous plaid shirt, chinos and cap worn by Gump — and, like the character, started out clean-shaven but ended up with a beard every bit as unkempt as the eponymous hero’s.
  • Inevitably, there were as many twists and turns as a Hollywood script.
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