Forrest Gump Runner Completes 42 Back-To-Back Marathons

A man has achieved a super human feat, completing 42 marathons back-to-back for charity dressed as Forrest Gump.

Ewan Gordon, from Bicester in Oxfordshire, ran about 26 miles each day (42km) for 42 days, running from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

Mr Gordon was running in memory of nine-year-old Thomas Laurie who died last year from Cockayne Syndrome, which is a rare premature aging condition. He was one of only 10 children who have the condition in the UK.

Gordon grew his hair out and a beard to resemble popular film character Forrest Gump after a bet, as he ran the length of the UK.

In the film Forrest Gump, the title character who was played by Tom Hanks, ran across America in part of the film, attracting runners and followers along his journey.


Just like the film, apparently he was joined by other runners.

Gordon said, “People just think it’s really funny and a lot of people just shout ‘run Forrest run’.

“I haven’t got a single blister – your body just gets used to running that far every day.”

He has so far raised close to £9,000 for various related charities, including Respite Nursing for Oxfordshire’s Sick Youngsters and Amy & Friends, which is a Cockayne Syndrome support group.

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