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SC man runs across U.S. for fallen, injured soldiers

(Source: myrunacrossamerica.blogspot.com) (Source: myrunacrossamerica.blogspot.com)

CHARLESTON, SC (WMBF) - A South Carolina man is taking the challenge of a lifetime. Ed Roshitsh plans to run across the country in only 60 days.

The modern day Forest Gump's excursion will start in Charleston, SC and will move across America, ending in San Diego, CA on April 30. The run, according to Ed's blog, is in support of veterans who have been killed or injured in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 2,500 mile journey will be a daunting task, but Roshitsh says he's up for the challenge.

"I expect to be running for about 50 of those days, we planned 10 days for rest," explains the runner. "Murphy's law - if something breaks down or we need a day to get a vehicle repaired or what have you."

Soles4Souls, a not-for-profit foundation that has distributed more than 12 million refurbished shoes worldwide, is one of two charitable foundations sponsoring Ed Roshitsh's run.

"I am excited to be working with S4S as I make my way across the US," said Roshitsh. "Runners and athletes of all types are a perfect audience for the important mission that S4Ss represents. For those of you running with me along the way, bring some shoes to donate!" urges Roshitsh.

Supporters can follow Roshitsh's run by logging on to his blog.

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