Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Record | Runner’s World
At 2:03 p.m. ET on Sunday, ultramarathoner Scott Jurek crested the summit of Mount Katahdin in Maine, becoming the fastest person to finish a supported thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail. He completed the 2,189-mile journey in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes, breaking the previous record by just more than three hours.
Astounding. I’ve hiked sections of the trail in the New England area. A 20 mile day was considered pretty good. To average around 50 miles a day is super human.