Married couple in their 80s walk from San Diego to San Francisco to combat sky-high gas prices

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Friday, March 11, 2022
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Gasper participated in several ultra-marathons in his life. Now, the man with a truly appropriate name for his current challenge is going the distance by walking from San Diego to San Francisco.

SAN DIEGO (KABC) -- He's participated in several ultra-marathons in his life. Now, a man with a truly appropriate name for his current challenge is going the distance.

Gasper and his wife Minnie Pulizzi are walking from San Diego to San Francisco to combat the sky-high gas prices.

That trek is roughly 500 miles.

Eyewitness News caught up with the couple, who are in their 80s, for a recent report on the rising gas prices.

Gasper says he can remember when gas was 25 cents a gallon in 1959.

The last time someone made such a journey was last April, when a man in a bear suit trekked from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

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The man, who went by Bearsun, started his journey from Little Tokyo in L.A. County in his attempt to reach viral fame. A deputy stopped him along the way and gave him the all-clear to continue safely.

The Pulizzis will likely walk a full 100 miles more than Bearsun did in his journey. The couple is 50 years his senior.