Man walking across America makes stop in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Ben Clagett is walking across America to raise awareness about the health benefits of walking and exercising.  His inspiring cross-country trek took him through Lexington on Friday.

He left the first week of April of this year from Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He hopes to finish his walk in San Francisco, California by November or December of this year. 

Along the way, he says he’s seen a lot of incredible sights and met a lot of very kind, generous people.  He told ABC 36 News Photojournalist Nathan Justice that it has been inspiring to see America on foot. 

Make no mistake, his journey is not easy.  He says he gets sore and tired and has to sometimes battle the elements.  He says one of his biggest challenges is finding a place to pitch his tent at night since he can’t just set-up camp on private property.

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