Russian runner, Alexander Kaper, arriving in Beijing, on Tuesday, after running for 200 days setting off from Moscow in early March. Kaper celebrated his arrival with a short run in Beijing’s Olympic park, joined by a group of Chinese fans. The runner travelled almost 8,000 kilometres (4,970 miles) and destroyed 8 pairs of running shoes as he passed through 16 Russian regions, and three... Еще countries. Alexander Kaper, stated “I was running with a big backpack, with a sleeping bag too, because I had to sleep outside. Also I had to carry a lot of water — I didn’t know where I’d be able to buy it next. So the skin on my back was all rubbed off because of the backpack, and it wouldn’t heal for a while as I had to carry the same backpack every day. It was a vicious cycle.” Alexander Kaper has taken part in multiple long-distance marathons, with journalists dubbing him «Russian Forrest Gump».