Ultrarunner breaks world record in 6-week trek across America

“Run, Pete, run!”

Manhattan celebrated its very own Forrest Gump on Monday, when 29-year-old Pete Kostelnick reached City Hall, landing in the Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest man to ever run across the country.

Just like Tom Hanks’ beloved character in the 1994 classic “Forrest Gump,’’ Kostelnick started on one end of the US — on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall on Sept. 12, his birthday — and just kept running.

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By the time he hit the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge on Monday, exactly 42 days later, he had gathered a mob of 10 fans who started running with him.

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