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Cody Thompson poses with what will become his new BFF—a specially outfitted baby stroller that he will use to carry his gear on his walk across the country. Having had knee surgery just weeks ago, a traditional backpack would have meant too much weight to carry.

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Reston Man to Walk Across America for Charity

Cody Thompson of Reston, 36, is going to walk coast-to-coast, approximately 2,728 miles.

“One step at a time.” That’s his standard reply when anyone asks 36-year-old Cody Thompson of Reston how he is going to walk coast-to-coast, approximately 2,728 miles, from Wrightsville Beach, N.C., to Redondo Beach, Calif., starting on March 10. The answers get a bit more complicated when you ask “Why?”

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