Posted in r/AppalachianTrail by u/gramps14 • 35 points and 30 comments He did a phenomenal job and leaves a daunting legacy. Earlier this month, Joe McConaughy stepped off the trail in Maine after demolishing the Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the 2,200-ish mile Appalachian Trail. Like during my PCT run I will use a tracker that updates my location every 4 minutes. A well-known speed hiker set a new record on the Appalachian Trail on August 31st, hiking the 2,190-mile route in the fastest known time (FKT) of 45 days, 12 hours and 15 minutes. I don't know the Appalachian Trail which is a weakness but also a strength as I'm very curious to what's coming and to the scenery that I'll run through. The Long Start to the Journey by … FKT Report: Appalachian Trail Four State Challenge by Iain Ridgway. There is a rich history of hard-charging endurance athletes and AT ambassadors who have advanced this challenge to what it is today. In March 2004 Matt Kirk has run 99 miles through Shenandoah National Park, beating David Horton's previous record of 91 miles. I will provide occasional updates via Instagram but will focus primarily on moving down the trail. A bestselling book about Gatewood was published in 2014. Another AT record that has been pursued a few times is the most miles that can be run on the AT in 24 hours. In the past 24 hours there has been a lot of dramatic news: Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, Donald Trump used a whole lotta cash from his foundation to settle legal disputes for his personal businesses, and a completely unknown female named Kaiha Bertollini may or may not have set a new FKT for the Appalachian Trail. The magazine gave her the impression of easy walks and clean cabins at the end of each day's walk. And counting. He'll probably join us for a weekend as well which would be awesome. Updates will come on the Facebook page Karel Sabbe Ultrarunning. Ultrarunner Karl Meltzer has long dreamed of setting the speed record for crossing the USA's Appalachian Trail. Liz Anjos May 10, 2015. Episode 21. Admin note:  Eric's InReach stopped sending signals in the morning of July 1. I had hoped I’d stop being miserable after it stopped raining, but that wasn’t the case. I also have the possibility of being record holder of both A.T. and P.C.T. The record is a … Hi all, I'm now about one week before starting my speed record attempt on the A.T. and as it's getting really busy with last-hand preparations I'm announcing it officially here now. It is with great respect and humility that I make this attempt. Sat, 01/26/2019 - 11:05am. The attempt will be unsupported; I'm aiming for 21-24 hours. Katahdin in Maine on June 27th and I will continue southbound (SOBO) until I reach Springer Mountain in Georgia. I will start on Springer Mountain, on the 18th of July and will be going northbound. hawkeye2180 On Bakwin’s FKT proboards website, the discussion about FKTs on the Appalachian Trail received 55,000 views—nearly 10 times the usual numbers. _ On May 27 at 5:56 am, Scott set off on a personal journey to complete one of the most iconic National Scenic Trails, the AT. The Long Start to the Journey Karl Meltzer 2016 Appalachian Trail FKT Transcript. My crew and I will post trail updates from my blog and I won’t be posting on social media during the hike, as to not take up space or glorify traveling and thru-hiking at this time. I think the A.T. is a unique trail and I look forward to hike/run it. It’s more likely … The Appalachian Trail (AT) runs 2,189 (in 2015) miles from Georgia to Maine. Then, in 1970, Branley Owen dropped the AT record all the way down to 73 days, using good backpacker style which we call "self supported". I spent 15 days as pacer and crew with Karel Sabbe during his successful FKT last year. Her forthcoming book The Pursuit of Endurance has very much more detail on these early records and personalities. I suggested a route addition of the NY section of the AT but it has not been added yet, so I'm announcing my intention to set the FKT here (also an only known time). The women’s record stands at 46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes by Jennifer Pharr Davis supported by Brew Davis, and the overall record stands at 41 days, 7 hours, and 39 minutes by Karel Sabbe supported by Joren Biebuyck. Many thanks to everyone who contributes their time to the FKT website and Buzz's podcast. It's a unique opportunity to be able to run a trail like this with a crew, and I feel privileged to be able to do it. “I promise we’ll never have to hike again after we reach Kahtahdin,” I whispered to myself.". Denton L. (Whiskey Tango) Akers Jr, kristianultra@… Much progress was made throughout the early 1930’s as trails were blazed in West Virginia, Virginia and Connecticut. Administrator This supported style took hold after Doyle's accomplishment, and in 1978 John Avery shaved 9 hours off the FKT, hiking and running for 65 days, and receiving support throughout the trip. Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:34am. Through my InReach I can also message my father and he will update these messages to Twitter. I, Justin Schott, will attempt to set an FKT for the NY section of the Appalachian Trail (89.8 miles according to the AT Distance Calculator) from Wednesday, 6/7/19 – Thursday, 6/8/19. Pete Palmer: 48 days 20 hours 11 … Whether or not he set the new FKT on the AT this year, Knotts has well over 12,000 miles of trail under his feet. It is roughly the distance between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., as the crow flies. Update on 7/19:  Harvey finished the AT today in 49d15h or so, the 8th fastest time to date. Karel thank you for the inspiration you inspired in me and for setting the standard so high. - Chris Bakwin (AT hiker, 2017), Here's a rough timeline of speed trips. John L. (Cactus Jack) Senter and Anyone is welcome to follow along with my journey on my IG @miss.clare.in.the.wild, and while I would love all the support in your heart, please do not offer any assistance during my attempt, so I can follow along with proper self-supported decorum. By Jennifer Pharr Davis Scenic Views. Zack Price previously attempted this route supported on 7/1/17 but dropped at mile 45; he had also set FKTs for the NJ and CT sections of the AT. I will be heading southbound and using Gaia GPS to track my progress. I will be tracking my attempt with an InReach device that I have given to the administrators of the website and a few other family and friends. I'm Karel Sabbe from Belgium and I'm a 28 year old hiker / ultrarunner. iRunFar: Bryon Powell of iRunFar here with Karl Meltzer after his record-setting run of the Appalachian Trail.First off, congratulations, Karl. David Horton is a long haul veteran the fastest appalachian trails. Using a Garmin Inreach with tracking updates every 10 minutes. He ticked off all 2,190 miles of the AT in 41 days, 7 hours and 39 minutes, eclipsing by more than four days the previous northbound FKT … A quick follow up on what happened during my Appalachian Trail FKT attempt. Our Tax ID number: 526046689. Going for overall FKT (with assistance) on the AT leaving at first light, 5:56am from Springer Mountain on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 09:56pm, In reply to My name is Kristian Morgan,… by kristianultra@…, Opps... use this as a direct link to tracking http://kristianmorganat.legendstracking.com, Henry Wakley If you feel so moved, please contribute at: https://www.myhfotusa.org/ATChallenge. Tue, 06/25/2019 - 02:43am. Episode 19. kristianultra@… The reason of the attempt is pretty simple: I love running and I love adventures. Keep on keeping on. It will be very hot but Joe has proven that it is possible to do it at this time of year. He will move into his adapted home built by Homes for Our Troops next week. My hike will begin at Mt. Inside an FKT Attempt on the Appalachian Trail Liz "Mercury" Anjos just completed a mid-pandemic thru-hike of the AT—with the help of a small, dialed support squad and a van named Pegasus. Jan 28, 2015. Joe McConaughy | Appalachian Trail FKT and Ultrarunning eric schranz September 14, 2017 Podcasts. For the first time in 51 days, 16 hours, and 30 minutes, Liz “Mercury” Anjos stopped on the Appalachian Trail. These early FKTs were finally blown away by Ward Leonard's 60.5 thru-hike (self-supported) in 1990 (see below). She would later say "For some fool reason, they always lead you right up over the biggest rock to the top of the biggest mountain they can find." The story on the phone was titled, “Ultrarunning Legend Scott Jurek Sets New Appalachian Trail Speed Record.” Jurek listened. I’ll be starting in early to mid-afternoon on Wednesday – I’m flying in from Detroit in the morning and taking public transit and Lyft to the Wing Road NY-CT state line from White Plains, and taking transit home afterward from the Stateline parking lot in NJ. They did not ask where or for how long, as they knew she was resilient and would take care of herself. I would like to say I have learned so much from Karel and his amazing strength as a runner. 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