Heartland man to run around the world

Heartland man attempts to run around the world

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Dustin Johnson left on May 1 to attempt to run around the world.

Johnson is attempting to become the first American to ever complete the run.

He is a Navy veteran and is running to bring awareness to veterans mental health when they return from active duty.

Johnson is a resident of Lambert, Missouri with a population of 34. Lambert is located next to Benton, Mo.

Johnson will run from his home to Myrtle Beach before flying to Peru. He will then run the South America leg of his journey before flying to Europe.

He will run an average of 35 miles per day on his journey.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the supplies Johnson needs for his travels.


Johnson is through twenty days of his run and finds himself in Georgia.

He has made quite an impact along his journey meeting people to help in his run.

He recently took a picture with Cherokee County sheriffs department before getting an escort out of town.

Up next for Johnson he will head to Myrtle Beach before leaving the United States and heading for Peru.

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