Follow The Appalachian Trail World Record Attempt

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    One of the hiker/runner goals is to run/walk/hike the Appalachian Trail. It is a trail that runs from Maine to Georgia and is about 2,180 miles long. According to the Appalachian Trail website, 2-3 million people hike on the trail each year with about 1,800-2,000 attempting to do a “thru-hike” (hiking the whole length in a 12 month period). The world record for the fastest, supported time to do the entire trail is 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes. Ultramarathoning legend Scott Jurek is attempting to beat this and set a new world record in only 42 days. This schedule will have him running over 50 miles per day on a trail that has elevation that has gain that equals climbing Mt. Everest 16 times (according to the Appalachian Trail website for the elevation). Appalachian Trail Day 4: Service was limited in Smokies and another long day on the trail. These mountains are making me earn it! Departed Yellow Creek Gap at 5:49am EDT, arrived at Newfound Gap, at 9:20pm EDT,... The post Follow The Appalachian Trail World Record Attempt appeared first on Running with Miles.

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