Runner follows ‘Forrest Gump route,” covers 2,200 miles for charity

Rob Pope, who lives in Liverpool, was running to raise money for two charities, The World Wildlife Fund and Peace Direct, and is taking donations through his website. He arrived in California on Wednesday, completing his journey at the Santa Monica Pier, KTLA reported.

Pope has competed in 18 marathons, but this run that began Sept. 15 in Mobile, Alabama, was the equivalent of nearly 84 marathons. Pope, 38, ran 32 miles per day. He told KTLA that he maintained his focus by singing along to songs that fit the theme of his leg, such as "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi at his halfway point in Texas, a state that took him the entire month of October to run through.