It's a damp morning in Portsmouth and Ben Smith looks like any other jogger as he pounds along the wet seafront. But Ben's early run is a little different. Ben is running a marathon. He also ran one yesterday, the day before that and the day before that. In fact, for Ben this is marathon No.392. I ran alongside Ben or being only for a couple of miles. He told me he took up running three years ago to lose weight and improve his mental health. Then in September last year, he began his remarkable challenge, 401 marathons. And now he only has a week to go. What kind of effect has this had on your body? I mean I can't imagine the 401 marathons.
Yeah, it had quite a, quite an effect to my body. Um, I've lost 19 kilos in weight. My body fat has dropped from 15.5% to just under 10. So I feel a lot fitter or a lot leaner, a lot healthier.
Ben was hospitalized in Aberdeen after breaking bones in his back. But just 10 days later, he was running marathons again and he's made up all the time and the miles that he lost.
It's quite easy for me to kind of pick myself up out of a hole. Oh my god!
The videos he's taken on his phone show what he's been through… “Oh…” including snow and floods. He's run more than 10,000 miles, burning 2.5 million calories and has worn out 22 pairs of trainers. But for Ben, this isn't about getting into the record books. When he was younger, he was bullied about his sexuality. At one point, he even tried taking his own life. So during the challenge, he's stopped at 100 schools to speak to youngsters. He aims to raise a quarter of a million pounds for anti-bullying charities.
It was just a small idea in my head. And you know, there were people around me who said I couldn't do it and it wasn't gonna work. Well, it does.
Three, two, one, go!
9000 people of different backgrounds and abilities have joined Ben at various stages. Some of them tell me he reminds them of a real-life Forest Gump.
Well, they are obviously inspirational.
Are you gonna miss it, I mean, when you stop?
No, I don't think so.
例：What is more important is to find out about your body fat.
2.Pick oneself up（摔倒后）站起身来，使（自己）爬起来；振作起来
3.Out of a hole 摆脱困境
例：Horses used for long-distance riding tend to wear their shoes out more quickly.
例：How did you get into the industry?
朴茨茅斯一个潮湿的早晨，本·史密斯和其他慢跑者一样沿着湿润的海岸一步一个脚印地跑着 。但本的晨跑有点不同于他人，他在跑马拉松 。昨天他也跑了，还有前天和大前天 。其实，这是本的第392次马拉松 。我和本并肩跑着，当然，我也就跑了几英里 。他告诉我，三年前为了减肥和改善心理健康他开始跑步 。然后去年九月份，他开启了了不起的挑战——401个马拉松 。现在他只差最后一周就完成了 。这对你的身体产生了什么样的影响？我无法想象401个马拉松是什么样的感觉 。
对，它对我身体影响挺大的 。嗯，我体重减了19公斤，体脂从15.5%下降到只有不到10% 。所以我觉得要舒适很多、瘦很多、健康很多 。
在亚伯丁的时候，本背部骨折住院 。但仅仅10天后，他又跑起了马拉松，弥补失去的跑步时间和距离 。
他用手机拍摄的视频显示了他的种种经历……“哦！”， 包括遭遇大雪和洪灾 。他已经跑了1万英里以上，燃烧了250万卡路里，穿破了22双运动鞋 。但对本来说，这一切并不是为了被载入史册 。小的时候他曾因性取向被欺凌，甚至一度想自杀 。所以，这次挑战中，他在100所学校停下脚步为年轻人做演讲，目的是为反欺凌慈善机构筹集25万英镑 。
刚开始就是我脑子里一个很小的想法，当然，有人在旁边说我做不到，而且也不管用 。事实证明，这真的管用 。
不同背景、不同能力的9000人在各个阶段纷纷加入本的跑步行列 。他们中有人告诉我，本让他们想到了现实版的阿甘 。