Real-life Forrest Gump to run through St. Louis Friday

Rob Pope is the first person ever to run across America three times in just one year. He is expected to cross through St. Louis Friday during his fourth cross-country run. (Credit: Rob Pope Facebook)

A real-life Forrest Gump is coming through St. Louis Friday.

Rob Pope is the first person ever to run across America three times in just one year.

Pope has run more than 12,000 miles so far and is now well into his fourth attempt at running across the country.

While on the journey, he is raising money for two charities.

News 4 is told Pope is expected to cross the Eads Bridge sometime between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday.

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