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Coast man still going strong after 30 years of running

Ron McBee did say people tell him he reminds them of the movie “Forrest Gump.” (Photo source: WLOX) Ron McBee did say people tell him he reminds them of the movie “Forrest Gump.” (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Talk about inspiration. One coast man has been running the same route for more than 30 years and has become somewhat of a moving icon because of it.

Ron McBee is 71 years young and still gets his exercise in almost every day.

Many people may remember seeing him. He's pretty easy to recognize with his distinctive beard and bright shorts.

He said he has noticed people do recognize him, and that just gives him more motivation to keep up the routine.

“That's very nice. That's very flattering,” said McBee. “It does help when I get tired. Instead of walking, I'll keep running.”

McBee did say people tell him he reminds them of the movie “Forrest Gump.” When I asked him if he's seen it, he said not yet, but maybe when he's older.

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