Can ultramarathoner Karl Meltzer power-hike the entire Appalachian Trail in a record 47 days?
Today he's currently at 1010 miles, in 30 days and is in PA. Track his progress at whereskarl.com
no, but i am rooting for him
31 days, 1112 miles!
54 days 21 hours and 12 minutes.
Unofficially, Karl's is the fourth fastest thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
In order, the fastest finishers:
Andrew Thompson: 47 days 13 hours 31 minutes (2005)
Pete Palmer: 48 days 20 hours 11 minutes (1999)
David Horton: 52 days 9 hours (1991)
Karl Meltzer: 54 days 21 hours 12 minutes
Scott Grierson: 55 days 20 hours 34 minutes (1991)
Jennifer Pharr Davis: 57 days 8 hours 35 minutes (2008)
Read more: http://www.whereskarl.com/
SORRY, BUT I GUESS I GUESSED CORRECTLY...BUT, STILL HE HAS DONE VERY WELL, AND KUDOS TO HIM.....THERE'S ALWAYS NEXT YEAR HAHA.
I think its awesome that he continued even when he knew the record was not going to happen. That shows a lot about his character. I'm beginning to plan my first multi-day run so this is very inspiring for me. I thought his website with the integrated map and gps coordinates was so cool. I wonder how he did that?
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