Jonas Deichmann ‘The German Forrest Gump’ attracts runners to Campeche just like the film… – The Yucatan Times


The athlete left this Thursday 23, in the direction of the municipality of Tenabo. He will continue his journey to Yucatan and Quintana Roo

Campeche, (September 25, 2021) .- A film come true, but with the difference that he is a German runner and that for every kilometer he receives donations of at least a dollar. Jonas Deichmann, known as the German Forrest Gump, passed by the capital Campeche, rested and left this Thursday for Tenabo bound for Yucatán.

Overwhelmed by the climate in the peninsula, he said that the difficulty is the heat that hurts him for a better performance in advance, he assured that Mexico has been a country where he has run in a calm and fluid manner , in the midst of wonderful landscapes, as he pointed out the deserts of the north of the country and the vegetation near the coasts, as an example, he mentioned that Campeche has very attractive beaches.

He recalled that the reason why he runs, unlike the character played by Tom Hanks, is so that his “godfathers” give at least a dollar for every kilometer traveled, and all the money will go to associations that support African children on nutrition issues. , among others.

(Photo: Fernando Eloy)

This very Thursday, as in the film, he started from the photographic point of view on the city promenade towards the municipalities that make up the area called Camino Real, starting with the municipality of Tenabo, then Hecelchakán and finally going to Calkiní to then go to Yucatán and then to Cancun, where he will take a flight to his country.

There, local runners would accompany him to the exit to Campeche and those who could reach the town of Kobén, which is about 20 kilometers from the capital Campeche.

(Photo: Fernando Eloy)

In Campeche, he was received by Mauricio Arceo Piña, current head of the Ministry of Tourism, who affirmed that this type of eventuality favors the tourism of the entity in an institutional way. “Jonas witnesses that he reveals the beauty of Campeche on his social networks such as Facebook and with his acquaintances, and it is the advertising that costs the state the least, but on a separate issue, a privilege for a athlete like him to visit. Campeche, ”he said.

Source: La Jornada Maya

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