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Though he weighed about 400 pounds when he started his trek, Vaught was once a lanky but muscular Marine. He now weighs about 320 pounds.
Steve Vaught posed for this picture in Oklahoma with Dave Wickline Jr., who is exploring and writing about Route 66.
Early pictures from TheFatManWalking.com show Steve Vaught before his started his trek, walking on Route 66 and posing with his family before he left.