The two British sergeants making the 3,000-mile walk across the U.S. neared their target June?
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Background: The two British sergeants making the 3,000-mile walk across the U.S. neared their target June 15 in New Jersey of setting a new Trans-America walking record.
The two men - Mervin Evans of the Army and Patrick Maloney of the RAF - set out from San Francisco April 12. Here they approach the New York border. By June 17 - the day of arrival in New York - they cut the record by ten days.
Behind them UK marathon-walker Dr. Barbara Moore, 56, plodded steadily - she hoped to be in New York June 23.
When the sergeants arrive in New York they will be welcomed at the British Exhibition - as living examples of the stamina and endurance of the British product. Neither men - Evans is a parachutist - suffered blisters or bunions, though their faces were burned almost black by the sun. Both trained 18 months for this hike - over mountains, across deserts, cities, escaping road hazards, enduring - like Dr. Barbara Moore - heatwaves, sandstorms and cloudbursts.