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.

 

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About tjamrog

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, and the Continental Divide Trail in 2013 . 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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