Scott Jurek's Appalachian Trail Record

It’s 2pm and I’m approaching the summit of Katahdin. An impressive number of hikers have gathered to witness Scott Jurek as he makes his final steps on his 46 day, 8 hour, and 7 minute speed record odyssey. The cheers overpower the gusting winds sweeping through the mountains of Baxter State Park. I’m running to catch up, carrying a couple bottles of champagne in one hand and a videographer’s pack in the other. How the hell did I end up here?

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