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. “