Ultrarunner Glen R. Turner begins his unsupported solo journey run across America today in Oceanside, CA.
His goal is to finish averaging at least 74 km (46 miles) per day in pursuit of the fastest ever crossing of the United States.
Glen's route will travel 2500 miles through eight states. He will be running inside a custom built running cart that doubles as a sleeping shelter - think Forrest Gump meets Fred Flintstone!
He also wishes to inspire kids into running and to teach them about fitness and health.