Louis Michael Figueroa
Louis Michael Figueroa, age 43, of Tucson, AZ is arguably the most prolific transcontinental journeyman. In 1982, at the age of 16, Figueroa became the fastest and youngest person to run across the United States covering the route from New Brunswick, NJ to San Francisco in 60 days to fulfill a promise to a friend who was dying of bone cancer.
In 1996–1997 he walked from Bangor, ME to San Diego, CA for local AIDS networks in memory of his brother Jimmy, who died of the disease. The walk was plagued by delays due to Figueroa's battle with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
On June 4, 2010 Figueroa left from where he previously stopped, 6.43 kilometres (4.00 mi) west of Somerset, PA and is currently finishing his trek around the United States. He plans to arrive in Tucson sometime in late December.
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