Iowa man walks 35 miles to get to work every day

Another man is getting national attention for his on-foot commute to work.

"Psh, I've walked all my life," he said.

Steve Simoff walks to keep his job as a housekeeper at a casino.

"Part of it is enjoyment and part of it is necessity," he said.

It is a 35-mile trek each way for the 61-year-old.

"I just said one night, ‘To heck with it. I got a family to support. I got a job to keep, so I'm out of here,'" said Simoff. "I just walked out my door, and ever since, I've been doing it without even thinking."

Arthritis keeps him from using a bike.

"My doctor said I'm supposed to walk," he said. "He didn't mean all that, but he says walk some."

His commute wears out a pair of shoes every two months.

But he does have a van! He has been making his long commute since 2006 when he had car trouble and his wife suffered a stroke. However, he can't always afford the gas for the 70-mile round trip.

What is his favorite part of the walk?

"The scenery," said Simoff. "It's something to keep me occupied."

So he walks. He sometimes hitches a ride from someone on the highway or from a co-worker, but he's not always lucky.

Each day, he leaves at 3:30 p.m. to make his 11 p.m. shift. He does it support his family.

"I don't like him walking to work, but I see the necessity in it," said his wife Renee.

A GoFundMe page has been created for him and has raised over $18,000.

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