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Fitness & Health

23rd Mar 2015

Forrest Gump has got nothing on this amazing former British soldier

He just won't stop running...

Ben Kenyon

Think running and think Forrest Gump.

Tom Hanks’ character famously sets off running across America and just doesn’t stop.

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JOE loves this film – but what we love even more is the fact that one former British soldier is doing this for real.

Meet David Moretta. He’s the man who’s going to make your marathon challenge look like a quick jog round the park.

(H/T David Moretta)

The superfit ex-squaddie is planning to run from Inverness in northern Scotland down to Preston in Lancashirewithout stopping.

Just so you don’t have to Google it – that’s a shin splint-inducing 357.4 miles, in one go.

This would break the current world record of 350 miles (and probably the soles of his feet too).

The 28-year-old is doing the Ultimate Ultramarathon for the Royal British Legion after running 18 marathons in 18 days last year – the 15th of which he completed in a ridiculous time of 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Good luck to you, David *cracks open beer and switches on Forrest Gump*