Video: Real-life Forrest Gump completed his epic challenge of running 401 marathons in 401 days.

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British adventurer Ben Smith was joined by 300 well-wishers as he completed his final run in his home city of Bristol.

It took his total number of miles to 10,506.2 since setting off on September 1st last year. Ben, 34, has worn through 22 pairs of trainers, lost 19kg in weight and battled injuries including a fractured vertebrae in his spine. But despite having run the equivalent distance of London to Sydney, Ben won’t be putting his feet up tomorrow (Thurs). His body has become so accustomed to intense exercise he will have to keep running daily for THREE MONTHS.