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Man Finishes 3-Month Solo Run From Alaska to Key West

Pushing supplies in a three-wheel jogging stroller, Pete Kostelnick said he averaged some 55 miles per day

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    Man Jogs From Alaska to Florida

    Pete Kostelnick jogged up to a Key West marker as he hoped his feat would inspire others to chase their wildest dreams.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018)

    An ultramarathon runner has finished a nearly 5,400-mile diagonal, cross-continental run that began in Alaska and ended in Florida.

    Pete Kostelnick jogged up to a Key West marker designating the continental United States' southernmost point on Monday.

    The 31-year-old Ohio man started July 31 at Anchor Point on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, running without a support vehicle to Florida. Pushing supplies in a three-wheel jogging stroller, he said he averaged some 55 miles per day.

    In 2016, Kostelnick ran 3,067 miles from San Francisco to New York City in 42.25 days.

    He said he hoped his feat would inspire others to chase their wildest dreams. He added some people have compared him to Forrest Gump, the primary character in the 1994 film by the same name, where Gump ran cross-country several times.