Man Sets Appalachian Trail Record By Running 2,180 Miles In 47 Days, Is Cited For Poppin’ Bubbly At The Finish Line

Via Instagram / Scott Jurek

This past Sunday Scott Jurek, an ultramarathoner from Colorado, set the new Appalachian Trail record. Beginning in Springer Mountain, Georgia, Jurek reached Mount Katahdin in Maine after covering an average of 47 miles a day, completing the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail in just 46 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes. Upon reaching Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park there was a park ranger from Maine there to greet him, a park ranger who then slapped Jurek with a...

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