WWII Veteran Just Became the Oldest Person to Run Across the Country
93-year-old World War Two veteran from California named Ernie Andrus sold everything he owned three years ago after his wife passed away. He started raising money for charity by running across the country.
He started near San Diego in October 2013, just a few months after his 90th birthday. Ernie has been doing 10 to 20 miles a week since then. He finally made it to the Atlantic Ocean in St. Simons, Georgia this past Saturday. That makes him the oldest person to ever run across the United States.
Hundreds of people showed up to cheer for him:
He was trying to raise enough money to send an old World War Two ship back to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Unfortunately he didn't reach his goal, but the anniversary is two years away, so there's still time.
If you want to help out, you can donate at Coast2CoastRuns.com.