Story of a Fat Man Walking

May 9th, 2006 by Alex

In about an hour, Steve Vaught will cross the George Washington Bridge into New York City. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, except Vaught walked here — from San Diego.

Vaught, who calls himself “The Fat Man Walking,” began his walk weighing over 400 pounds. In the year it’s taken him, he’s lost over 100 of those. A former Marine, and in his words, a “lanky teenager,” Vaught gained weight while dealing with depression stemming from an accident in the early 90’s in which he killed two elderly pedestrians.

He’s been tracking the whole thing on his site, which you can see here.