“Czech Forrest Gump” completes 30-day run around Iceland

24-10-2012

On Tuesday, Rene Kujan, a Czech runner who doctors said might never walk again after a car crash, finished a 30-day run around Iceland aimed at inspiring people with disabilities. News of his quest spread fast and in the last stage of his run Kujan was accompanied by around 50 local runners who turned out to support his cause. The Czech runner said the idea of helping the disabled was born at a rehabilitation centre where he got to know many brave people whose fate was worse than his. Rene Kujan, whom the local papers nicknamed “the Czech Forrest Gump” covered 1,340 kilometers, running on average 5 hours a day.