#406 - Rob Pope - The Man Who Ran 15,000 Miles Across America


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Rob Pope is an ultra endurance runner and an author.

For 20 years, Forrest Gump's famous route across America 5 times has stood as pure fiction. Not only had no one completed it, but many runners claimed it would be physically impossible and that the punishing 15,000 miles would claim any athlete who attempted it. Then Rob came along.

Expect to learn why Rob committed to one of the toughest races of all time, how Twixes and Gas Station Sandwiches fuelled his performance, why he got chased down by a neo-Nazi, how it feels to watch a lorry jackknife in front of you as you're running toward it, the most brutal and most beautiful conditions Rob ran in and much more...


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