Ultrarunner Will Not Set Appalachian Trail Speed Record Alone – Beyond the Edge

Scott Jurek; Photograph by Luis Escobar

Scott Jurek; Photograph by Luis Escobar

Check out this super story from National Geographic:  Ultrarunner Will Not Set Appalachian Trail Speed Record Alone – Beyond the Edge.

Scott Jurek’s Delorme tracker located him him in Monson last night at 10:45 PM .  He’s still there (tracker as of 5:45 Friday morning), so it appears that he might have slept for 5 hours or so.  Just yesterday Jurek had crossed the Kennebec River.  He has to be on the summit of Katahdin by 5:15 PM Sunday to beat Jennifer Pfarr Davis’ supported Appalachian Trail supported speed record.  Will he do it?

Whiteblaze thread here:  “OK, on my reckoning Scott needs to cover either 57.9 miles or 52.9 miles today (Friday) to get to Kokadjo-B or West Branch Ponds roads respectively.  So a big day ahead.  If he did 57.9 today, he’d almost be in striking range to finish with a single, ultra-distance effort starting on Saturday. However, a bit of sleep on Saturday night might be necessary for the final push up Katahdin. “

Scott’s Facebook page here.

Scott’s AT attempt on Instagram here.

 

About Tom Jamrog

I'm sixty-seven and live in the Maine woods. I thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2007, the Pacific Crest Trail in 2010, Vermont's Long Trail in 2011, the Continental Divide Trail in 2013, the Camino Portugese (2016), and Newfoundland's East Coast Trail (2017) . I am outdoors every day. I offer guided backpacking trips and classes in Maine, through "Uncle Tom's Guided Adventures".
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3 Responses to Ultrarunner Will Not Set Appalachian Trail Speed Record Alone – Beyond the Edge

  1. Even if I could – I wouldn’t. I love hiking, but – not like this.

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