speed record

The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

The Man Behind the Claimed AT FKT: Dan “Knotts” Binde

Dan "Knotts" Binde claims to have set the self-supported AT speed record on July 19th. After his SPOT device broke on him, he struggled to confirm the record. FKT judges...

Aug 25, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

Hiking in Record Time, Kaiha Bertollini Champions for Sexual Assault Awareness

“I didn't choose the AT, the AT found me.” Kaiha “Wild Card Ninja” Bertollini was at a crossroads in her life when the Appalachian Trail found her in January 2016....

Sep 14, 2016 : Taylor Ciambra
Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer is Probably About to Break Scott Jurek’s Supported Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Karl Meltzer, accomplished ultrarunner, appears destined to upend

Sep 13, 2016 : Zach
Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

Hiking the 210-Mile John Muir Trail in Less 3.5 Days: An Interview with Andrew Bentz

The Reinhold Metzger, who was the first one to start doing speed attempts on the JMT. He looked at me and told me something along the lines of me being...

Jul 18, 2016 : The Editors
Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Interview with Appalachian Trail Speed Record Holder, Scott Jurek [Video]

Last week I had the opportunity of sitting down with author, Scott Jurek. During our nearly hour long conversation, we touched upon an array of topics, everything from what inspired him to...

Oct 17, 2015 : Zach
Anish Breaks the Appalachian Trail Unsupported Speed Record!

Anish Breaks the Appalachian Trail Unsupported Speed Record!

Today, at 5:25pm on top of Springer Mountain, history was made. Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson just set the record for the fastest unsupported hike of the 2,285-mile Appalachian Trail, finishing in 54

Sep 24, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Scott Jurek Breaks Appalachian Trail Speed Record

It was closer than he originally planned, but today, July 12th, 2015, Scott Jurek has set a new record for fastest assisted thru-hike time at 46 days, 8 hours, and...

Jul 12, 2015 : Zach
Speed Records on the Appalachian Trail

Speed Records on the Appalachian Trail

Speed records on the Appalachian Trail are often a controversial subject.  Some people love a speed hike and others think it's against everything the trail is about.  The Benton MacKaye...

Jun 6, 2015 : Sprinkles
Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

Going Pharr as a Phemale: Gender Equality on the AT

In the summer of 2013, I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail with my boyfriend, Mark. We make a pretty good team. When I abandoned him to spend six months working...

Feb 24, 2015 : Maggie Wallace
Meet Drew Burnett: The Former Pastor Attempting to Break the Appalachian Trail Speed Record

Meet Drew Burnett: The Former Pastor Attempting to Break the Appalachian Trail Speed Record

This June, Drew Burnett will attempt to beat the current speed-record on the Appalachian Trail. With a slight catch: like the man upstairs, he shall rest on the seventh day....

Apr 22, 2014 : Sarah (Ent)