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forrest lied
RE: Robert Young fakes run across America

Pvt. F. Gump wrote:

We all know the record belongs to Forest Gump. To top it off dude did it without any aid. Then when he got there he did it again.

Know your history boys.


Hate to break it to you, but Forrest lied.

In the movie, Forrest claims to run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours.

At the beginning of his run, he passes the barbershop and there's a news blurb mentioning President Jimmy Carter had passed out in Maryland due to heat exhaustion. That was September 15, 1979.

When Forrest gets home from running, he gets Jenny's letter and the TV news announces that President Reagan had been shot. That was March 30, 1981.

That's only 1 year, 6 months, and 15 days. That's 563 days. So Forrest averaged about 27 miles a day. But evidently, he didn't run for 3 years, 2 months, 14 days, and 16 hours as he claimed.

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