Matt Livermanne is looking for a job and needs a way to stand out for employers.
So he figured if he broke the record for walking from New York City to Los Angeles, it will “make me stand out in the end,” he told the Cuba Free Press of Cuba, Mo.
Livermanne left the Big Apple on Sept. 20. To break the record, he’ll have to be at Los Angeles City Hall before Christmas. The record reportedly is 86 days. The Free Press reports that Livermanne has to walk 16 hours a day, and up to 20 hours a day in the final two weeks.
He started walking on the Route 66 corridor in St. Louis. According to his GPS-tracked website as of Thursday night, he was in Hazelgreen, Mo.
A documentary film about his walk also is being planned.
UPDATE: Apparently Livermanne stopped his walk about the time this article was written. He says he’ll try again in May.
(Hat tip: Jane Reed)